Kellan Lutz leaves Twilight to explore Legend Of Hercules
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Actor Kellan Lutz is shedding the vampire teeth to don the breastplate of Greek demigod Hercules in his newest film, as he leaves the Twilight franchise behind to embrace the action genre.
The Legend Of Hercules, in theatres on Friday, will see Lutz exploring the hero's origins. A second film, Hercules, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, will focus on the hero later in life, after he completes the legendary 12 labours.
Born to a mortal woman and Zeus, king of the Gods, Lutz's Hercules faces challenges early on in his life from his human father King Amphitryon, who never accepts him as a true son, and his half brother Iphicles, who is jealous of his super strength.
Hercules finds himself torn away from his love, Hebe, and sent to war, only to be sold into slavery.