Warner Bros. to set sail with ODYSSEUS, wouldn't it be cool if it starred Sean Bean?
Published at: April 27, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST by headgeek
Hey folks, Harry here... Our friends at Variety alert us to the fact that apparently Warner Bros is going to be giving us yet another journey back in time with the Greeks, this time following the story of ODYSSEUS, whose journeys became the basis for Homer's ODYSSEY.
This project was kicked off with a spec script by Ann Peacock's script. She was one of those responsible for THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. The script found its way to Gianni Nunnari, the producer on 300 - and they've employed Jonathan Liebesman, the man behind the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING.
Personally - a high quality straight ODYSSEUS movie would be fantastic if done right. Even when radically reworked it can be fantastic as the Coens showed us with O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? I'd be very curious to see what Peacock has done with Odysseus' life. As it is, it seems that this film is a bit in the future as its director is still working on BATTLE: LOS ANGELES for Columbia. Unless ODYSSEUS shoots first. Let's see how this plays out.