UPDATED: Brett Ratner will NOT Direct Hercules?

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Brett Ratner is in talks to direct producer Avi Lerner’s Hercules movie at Millennium/Nu Image:

The producer has been developing the movie for more than three years, with the project gaining new momentum of late, though it’s still in the development stage. Little is known about the specifics of the new version, though it’s expected to bring Lerner’s classic action ethos to the larger-than-life character.

Millennium/Nu Image currently has the Marcus Nispel-directed Conan in post-production.

UPDATE: Ratner’s publicist has told The Wrap that the director is not in talks for Hercules and, instead, will be concentrating on Tower Heist.

Conan and Hercules were both once played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Check out the vintage trailer to Hercules in New York below: