Lionsgate Plans “The Odyssey” Franchise

Along with discussing a potential third film in the “Now You See Me” franchise, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed during an earnings call on Friday that plans are underway for another major franchise that the studio hopes to launch.

Last month it was revealed that Lionsgate will develop a film version of Homer’s classic 8th century B.C. tale “The Odyssey”. The story centers on Odysseus and his legendary journey home after the fall of Troy.

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.

In Feltheimer’s call though, it has been revealed that their plan has been expanded into a potential franchise and that Lawrence’s deal “contemplates more than one movie”.

Source: THR