Hunger Games Team Plans “Odyssey”

Lionsgate is developing a new film version of Homer’s classic 8th century B.C. tale “The Odyssey”.

A follow-up of sorts to “The Iliad,” the story centers on Odysseus and his legendary journey home after the fall of Troy. During the many years it takes, his wife Penelope fights off suitors.

Much of the team behind “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” films are involved in the same capacities here including director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson and co-writer Peter Craig.

This is not to be confused with a new take on the story that Warners was developing last Summer which had Fedor Bondarchuk attached to direct.

Source: Variety