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THE LEGEND OF HERCULES

RENNY HARLIN (DI (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER) has established himself in Hollywood as a filmmaker with the ability to identify and develop a wide range of material. His credits span multiple genres and include both action-oriented blockbusters and critically acclaimed dramas. Harlin's films have generated well over a billion dollars in box office receipts, in the theatrical market alone.

Prior to The Legend of Hercules, in tackled the found footage genre with The Devil's Pass (2013), which is based on the real life incident in 1959, in which nine Russian Hikers went missing in the Ural Mountains. They were found two weeks later, dead, from what Russian Officials can only determine as an "unknown compelling force." The story follows five American college students who travel to Russia, present day, to retrace the steps of the original group. The film will be released theatrically in the fall of 2013.

At the end of 2011, Harlin directed an episode of the popular USA Network show, "Burn Notice," and was then immediately invited back for the season finale. Over the next two years, Harlin went on to direct four episodes of "Burn Notice," including a season finale, and a mid-season finale; an episode of "White Collar;" and the season finale of "Covert Affairs;" all for the USA Network. Harlin also traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to direct three back-to-back episodes of the USA Network's new hit action thriller titled "Graceland," which began airing in the summer of 2013.

In recent years, Harlin has directed films such as 5 Days of War (2011), a drama centered around the war between Russia and Georgia. The film focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire. The film stars Rupert Friend, Richard Coyle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Andy Garcia and Val Kilmer. Harlin also directed the action thriller 12 Rounds (2009), for WWE Films and Fox Atomic, produced by the Mark Gordon Company. 12 Rounds was released theatrically by Twentieth Century Fox, and in June 2009, the DVD Release debuted as #1 in DVD sales, Blu-ray sales and rentals simultaneously. Also, Harlin's film, Cleaner (2007) debuted as a Gala screening at The 32nd Annual Toronto International Film Festival, the 55th Annual San Sebastian Film Festival and the 18th Annual Stockholm International Film Festival. Cleaner is a dramatic thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes and Keke Palmer. Jackson plays a former cop turned crime scene Cleaner who unwittingly cleans up a murder scene and disposes of all the evidence.

Harlin has mastered the thriller genre with numerous films. First, in 2004, when he joined forces with Warner Bros. to create the domestic and international box-office hit, Exorcist: The Beginning, the prequel to the legendary film and then with the 2005 psychological thriller Mindhunters for Dimension Films. The film's cast included Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, LL Cool J and Clifton Collins Jr. In 2006 he went on to direct the teen-thriller ensemble The Covenant for Screen Gems, in which he cast several first time actors, like Taylor Kitsch, Chace Crawford and Sebastian Stan.

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