Brett Ratner will direct Dwayne Johnson in the adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

Production is set to commence early next year on the revisionist take on the mythological strongman, which will be rooted in a world without supernature.

Ryan Condal adapted the screenplay with revisions by Evan Spiliotopoulos.

Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Ratner are producing and the executive producers are Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Jesse Berger.