Odysseus Turns Action Hero For Warner

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the sword-and-sandal actioneer “Odysseus” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Utilising the character from Homer’s ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’, the story seems to skip almost all of the events of ‘The Odyssey’ which followed the journey home from Troy of the famed king of Ithaca.

In this incarnation the story begins upon his arrival home, only to discover it is under the brutal occupation of an invading force. He single-handedly defeats every last man and takes back his wife, his son and his kingdom.

Ann Peacock penned the script and Jonathan Liebesman attached to direct once he wraps work on “Battle: Los Angeles”. Gianni Nunnari is producing.

George Miller and Brad Pitt are also developing a futuristic outer space version of ‘The Odyssey’ for the studio.