News Bits: Hercules, Museum, Viking, Apes

Paramount Pictures has released a new still of Dwayne Johnson as the Greek mythical hero Hercules in director Brett Ratner’s upcoming film. The movie is currently set for release on July 25th in North America and a new trailer is expected in coming weeks. See the full version of the photo here.

Night at the Museum 3
20th Century Fox have officially announced that the third film in the “Night at the Museum” franchise will now go by the title of “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”. The film hits cinemas on December 19th. [Source: 20th Century Fox]

The Viking Wars
Michael Hirst will direct “The Viking Wars” for Cardinal XD. Filming begins at the end of the year in New Zealand. The story follows a band of warriors who liberate Paris from the tyrannical Charles The Fat. [Source: Screen]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Ahead of the new trailer launch for the upcoming sequel “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” on Thursday, 20th Century Fox has unveiled three clips showcasing a time-lapse look at how the simian flu ravaged human civilisation in the decade between ‘Dawn’ and the previous film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”.