April 25, 2009

Odysseus gets the big screen treatment

From Variety:
Warners Bros. has nabbed Ann Peacock's spec "Odysseus" and has set Jonathan Liebesman to direct.
Story centers on the Greek lit hero and king of Ithaca, who returns to his island after 20 years of fighting the Trojan Wars only to find his kingdom under the brutal occupation of an invading force, which he ultimately defeats.
Gianni Nunnari ("300") is producing through his Warners-based Hollywood Gang shingle. Craig Flores is exec producing.
"We at the Gang are proud to have such fantastic partners like Ann Peacock and Jonathan Liebesman," said Nunnari. "Warner Bros. is the perfect studio to bring Odysseus back to his island."
Hollywood Gang, which produced the upcoming pics "Everybody's Fine" and the Martin Scorsese-helmed "Shutter Island," is currently in pre-production on "War of Gods" and the Mickey Rourke starrer "11 Minutes."
Liebesman, whose directing credits include "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," has been tapped to helm Columbia Pictures' apocalyptic thriller "Battle: Los Angeles," which is being produced by Neal Moritz.
Peacock's writing credits include "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "Nights in Rodanthe" and "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl."
-Another Greek themed flick...thoughts?


  1. proly less sexual than 300...so it'll be less funny