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Hugh Jackman could be our Odysseus in Francis Lawrence's The Odyssey

Although I doubt that Hugh Jackman will be hard up for work once he hangs up Wolverine's claws for the last time in WOLVERINE 3, it never hurts to have a potential franchise waiting in the wings. The Wrap reports that Hugh Jackman is in early talks to lead Francis Lawrence 's adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey" for Lionsgate. Set after the fall of Troy,...
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Francis Lawrence's adaptation of The Odyssey will be at least two movies

Last month we learned that Francis Lawrence would continue his working relationship with Lionsgate and THE HUNGER GAMES producer Nina Jacobson by helming an adaptation of The Odyssey by Homer. At that time, it was up in the air whether or not this adaptation would consist of a single film or be the start of a multi-film franchise; today we found out that it's definitely the...
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Francis Lawrence to direct Homer's The Odyssey from Hunger Games writer

With THE HUNGER GAMES - MOCKINGJAY PART 2 set to premiere later this year, director Francis Lawrence is off to helm his next project. Since he directed three of the four HUNGER GAMES movies, Lawrence has fostered bonds with the producers and writers on the franchise which may be why they are reteaming to bring a new take on Homer's The Odyssey to the big screen. The Odyssey is one of...
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Stalingrad director to helm The Odyssey adaptation for Warner Bros.

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...
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Homer's classic ancient epic The Odyssey to see a new cinematic adaptation... set in space?

While this is hardly strange news for Hollywood, that doesn't make it any less eyebrow-raising of a reality. Last seen on the small screen in 1997 and sort of on the large screen in 2000 with O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU, Homer's ancient epic THE ODYSSEY has hardly received the grand treatment one might thing its characters and creatures so call out for.  Island witches, cyclopses...
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