Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up Odysseus, written by Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), with Jonathan Liebesman attached to direct.
The Hollywood Reporter says the story centers on the legendary hero Odysseus, famed king of Ithaca, who returns to his island after 20 years of fighting the Trojan Wars, only to find his kingdom under the brutal occupation of an invading force. Odysseus single-handedly defeats every last man and takes back his wife, his son and his kingdom.
Gianni Nunnari is producing via his Hollywood Gang Productions (300). Craig Flores is executive producing.
Liebesman will first direct Battle: Los Angeles, starring Aaron Eckhart.
Warner Bros. also has “The Odyssey” in development with George Miller and Brad Pitt. The intention is to transfer their version of the tale to a futuristic setting in outer space.