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Kellan Lutz fights his way through new Hercules trailer

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013    

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He has already been stealing headlines with his impressive six pack and impossibly toned torso in the role of demi-God Hercules in the forthcoming origins film.

But a new trailer gives fans a bigger taste of Kellan Lutz's take on the Greek hero.The trailer for Hercules: The Legend Begins first shows the warrior in conflict with his stepfather King Amphitryon who betroths his son Iphicles (Liam Garrigan) to the Princess of Crete (Gaia Weiss).

Sadly, Hercules and Hebe are in love, and share a horse ride and a smooch before Hercules is betrayed and sold off to slavery.

"I wish you endless victims on the battlefield brother. because if you return here. I will kill you," Iphicles tells him after he is told he will "set sail to Egypt".

In scenes reminiscent of Russell Crowe's film Gladiator, Hercules is seen entering a stadium where he must fight for his life to the entertainment of crowds. "I've paid good money for you. I expect a return," the slave owner tells him. Roaring through the stadium, Hercules throws opponents through the air one handed, leaps several feet and wields the sword with prowess.

The trailer then jumps to a montage of battle scenes, featuring clips of bare-chested belligerent warriors charging each other with assorted weapons.

Hercules: The Legend Begins is set for release March 2014.

— Daily Mail

Dominic Cooper on playing 007 author

Many British actors all long for the chance to play James Bond, but while Daniel Craig still has a licence to kill, Dominic Cooper has the next best thing.

The Captain America star will appear in Sky Atlantic's new miniseries Fleming, in which he plays the author of the most famous spy novel franchise in the world.

Speaking of his role as the British writer, Dominic told the Daily Star: "Stepping into the shoes of the man who not only created 007, but who fantasised about being him, has to be every actor's dream."

The four-parter details the life of Ian Fleming from his career during Naval Intelligence up to the point he wrote Casino Royale in 1952, when James Bond first breathed life. But it also concerns the chaotic relationship between the writer and his eventual wife Ann Charteris, who shared a long love affair with each other and many others before they married.

In the first still from the new series, Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver show their on-screen chemistry as Ian and Ann as they fell in love during World War II.

Cooper, 35, looks dapper in his Naval uniform as he plays Fleming during his time in the Royal Navy, where he served during the war. Sherlock star Lara plays Ann, who first fell for Ian in 1939 when she was married to Baron O'Neill.

The miniseries is believed to draw on the couple's sexually explicit letters to each other, in which they discussed their obsession with kinky behaviour such as flagellation. The TV series will also explore Ian's complex relationship with his mother Evelyn St Croix Rose — who once forced him to break off an engagement because she disliked his fiancée — and with other women in his life.

— Daily Mail

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