According to Deadline, Lionsgate is on the fast track to adapting Homer’s The Odyssey to the big screen. The studio is bringing Francis Lawrence to direct, Peter Craig to Write, and Nina Jacobson to produce the film. All these names have something in common though, they’ve all worked on The Hunger Games franchise. Craig wrote both Mockingjay movies, Lawrence directed all of the film except the first, and Jacobson has been attached to the franchise from the start.
The Odyssey follows Odysseus on the journey home from the Trojan War and overcoming various obstacles including sirens, the cyclops, a witch, and more. Meanwhile, back at his home in Ithaca, his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must fend off suitors who believe Odysseus is dead.
Production on the film will start early next year since the filmmakers will be busy promoting Mockingjay Part 2. Deadline didn’t specify if the film is a single hit or multi-picture franchise, which it has the potential to be one.