The Legend of Hercules was released on January 10, 2014. Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger), the film tells the story of Hercules (Kellan Lutz) from birth to young adulthood.
The film is set in 1200 BCE and opens in Argos where King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins) proves his prowess in battle. Amphitryon is portrayed as a cold, arrogant man.
While Amphitryon is off celebrating his victory, his wife, Alcmene (Roxanne McKee), is visited by Zeus in the form of a ray of light. Alcmene is impregnated and gives birth to Hercules.
We see the brothers in battle against the Nemean Lion. Hercules defeats the creature and saves Iphicles' life but Iphicles takes credit for the deed, earning praise from Amphitryon. Amphitryon and Hebe's father have made a deal and Hebe has been promised to Iphicles as his wife. Hercules is sent off to fight a war in Egypt with Sotiris (Liam McIntyre, with a really bad haircut).
In Egypt, Hercules and Sotiris find they have been betrayed. Amphitryon has made a deal with the Egyptians who are supposed to kill Hercules. Our hero and Sotiris survive and give false names, telling the Egyptians that Hercules is amongst the dead soldiers.
Hercules and Sotiris are sold into slavery and become gladitators for a man called Lucius (Kenneth Cranham). They save each other's lives and become the best of friends.
Back in Greece, Alcmene, thinking Hercules has been killed, confesses to Amphitryon that Zeus was Hercules' father. In a jealous rage, Amphitryon murders his wife.
The brothers in arms win their freedom and Sotiris is reunited with his family, and Hercules with Hebe.
Iphicles discovers his brother is alive and captures him. Hercules is displayed publically in chains in an homage to Hercules Unchained.
Hercules calls on his father for help and Zeus imbues his son with the strength to set himself free.
Hercules defeats Iphicles and Amphitryon and a legend is born.
The film is available in various formats inclduing 3D and 2D Blu-ray and DVD. It did poorly with critics and audiences alike so there's little hope for a sequel. It was also pitted against Brett Ratner's Hercules (2014) featuring Dwayne Johnson -- a film which had more buzz from the beginning.