Jeunet to direct Barry Gibb in Ulysses 31'!'
Now this is just plain weird as hell. 10 to 1 it feels like B.S., but none of my people know anything about it, so I put it out to you people. What do you know. This is a very very weird sounding project, of course coming from the guy that brought us DELICATESSAN and CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, I would expect nothing less. Hmmmmm, we'll see....
I've got some more info on the new "Ulysses 31" movie. I
saw a press release and it looks like Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Alien
Resurrection) will write and direct this $80 million live-action movie
which is already searching for locations in Greece and Cyprus. As for
the casting, well they have Barry Gibb (yes that Barry Gibb from the Bee
Gees!) as Ulysses who "will not be singing" and Brad Renfro (The Client)
as his young son Telemicus. Warwick Davies (Willow and Return of the
Jedi) will play Telemicus' pet robot No-No and former French soccer star
turned actor Eric Cantona will cameo as Zeus, King of the Gods. Another
French actor/TV presenter Antoine de Caunes (who presents the TV show
"Eurotrash" in the UK) is also due to appear.
The movie is set for a release in the summer of 1999. I hope this is