Warner Bros. Set Fedor Bondarchuk To Direct ODYSSEUS
The studio has hired Russian director Fedor Bondarchuk (Stalingrad) to helm their "large-scale" take on Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. This one has been planned for a while, and now it seems we'll finally see Odysseus/Ulysses battle the Cyclops on the big screen.
Deadline report that Warner Bros. has hired Fedor Bondarchuk to direct Odysseus, their big screen adaptation of Homer’s poem "The Odyssey". The story follows Greek king Odysseus (better known to '80s cartoon fans as Ulysses) as he journeys home after the 10-year long Trojan war. encountering many perils and mythical beasts, including the Cyclops Polyphemus. The character was actually played by Sean Bean in the movie Troy, though that adaptation removed all fantasy elements from the story. Jeremy Doner is on script duties, with Gianni Nunnari, Bernie Goldmann and Shannon Gaulding producing.
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