April 27, 2009

‘Odysseus’ is headed to the big screen

Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio has hired Jonathan Liebesman to direct a movie inspired by Homer's epic Greek poem The Odyssey.

Variety.com said the screenplay for Odysseus was written by Ann Peacock, who previously worked on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Liebesman's directing credits include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

Odysseus is about what happens when the king of Ithaca returns home after years of fighting the Trojan Wars and discovers his kingdom is occupied by an invading force, the entertainment industry trade newspaper noted.

Warner Bros. released the Trojan War-themed film Troy in 2004. Starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Diane Kruger, that movie was loosely based on Homer's Iliad.