"Stalingrad" Helmer Tackles Warners' "Odyssey"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday July 1st 2014 08:40PM

Having already tackled "The Iliad" in "Troy," Warner Bros. Pictures is now moving onto Homer's more frequently adapted sequel "The Odyssey".

Russian filmmaker Fedor Bondarchuk ("Stalingrad") has been hired to direct "Odysseus," a big budget and large scale epic based on the classic epic poem which Jeremy Doner will pen an adaptation of.

The story follows Odysseus and his famed journey home after the fall of Troy - a voyage that includes encountering a cyclops, the witch-goddess Circe, the Sirens, and the narrow passage between the six-headed monster Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis.

Gianni Nunnari, Bernie Goldmann, Shannon Gaulding, Michael Schlicht and Paul Heth will produce.

Source: Deadline