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Stalingrad director to helm The Odyssey adaptation for Warner Bros.

07.02.2014

STALINGRAD director Fedor Bondarchuk and Warner Bros. are teaming up for a new project. Deadline has learned Bondarchuck has been hired by the studio to direct ODYSSEUS, an adaptation of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. It's being described as a "large-scale film," meaning he'll have quite a bit more money to work with compared to the $30 million budget he had for STALINGRAD. The Killing and Damages scribe Jeremy Doner will write the script for the adaptation.

The Odyssey takes place after the fall of Troy in Homer's Iliad, and follows Greek hero Odysseus as he makes his way back to Ithaca. While on his ten-year journey home, Odysseus encounters many different dangerous creatures and people, including the six-headed monster Scylla and the witch-Goddess Circe.

Glad to see Fedor Bondarchuk has been given the keys to a big new film. I was quite impressed with what he did with STALINGRAD (you can check out Chris Bumbray's review here), and it'll be interesting to see what the director can do with a bigger budget. Unfortunately, there's no word on when filming might start, or when we should expect Bondarchuk's new movie to hit theaters. Are you game for some sword play and mythical beast action with Fedor Bondarchuk's ODYSSEUS?

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Source: Deadline

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5:31PM on 07/02/2014
Sean Bean for Odysseus
Sean Bean for Odysseus
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3:01PM on 07/02/2014

Only if it stars Sean Bean as Odysseus

Nuff said....
Nuff said....
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10:43AM on 07/02/2014
They need Dan Castellanata to narrate the thing, as Homer.
They need Dan Castellanata to narrate the thing, as Homer.
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9:37AM on 07/02/2014

wow

very impatient to discover this !
and yeah, surprised too that no big studio was worki,g on a movie like this before...
I love greek / roman mythology movies !!!!
Can't wait !!!!
very impatient to discover this !
and yeah, surprised too that no big studio was worki,g on a movie like this before...
I love greek / roman mythology movies !!!!
Can't wait !!!!
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8:37AM on 07/02/2014
I hope they decided to go in more of a traditional direction rather than what was reported in January 2013; The Odyssey "in space." 'draco1479' remarked how he would like Sean Bean to reprise his role of Odysseus from Troy and I completely agree. Here is the January link [link] ">
I hope they decided to go in more of a traditional direction rather than what was reported in January 2013; The Odyssey "in space." 'draco1479' remarked how he would like Sean Bean to reprise his role of Odysseus from Troy and I completely agree. Here is the January link [link]
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6:08PM on 07/02/2014
Word.
Word.
8:22AM on 07/02/2014
I'm surprised no big studios have jumped on Jason and the Argonauts. Its the Avengers of Greek myth.
I'm surprised no big studios have jumped on Jason and the Argonauts. Its the Avengers of Greek myth.
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8:05AM on 07/02/2014
Nooooooooooooooooo! I was gonna do this, I hope he fails.
Nooooooooooooooooo! I was gonna do this, I hope he fails.
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8:19AM on 07/02/2014
Don't worry, they'll need a remake of it in about four or five years' time.
Don't worry, they'll need a remake of it in about four or five years' time.
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