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Hugh Jackman In Talks To Star In Film Adaptation Of 'The Odyssey'

Raechel Odom | PopWrapped Author

Raechel Odom

08/26/2015 9:42 pm
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Hugh Jackman In Talks To Star In Film Adaptation Of 'The Odyssey' | Hugh Jackman
Media Courtesy of Credit: instinctmagazine.com

Lionsgate is choosing to do a different sort of story with their next big franchise. One that could go very, very well or very, very poorly.

They've decided to go with The Odyssey, by Homer, a tale about one man's journey home from the Trojan War, and all of the happenings along the way.

Hugh Jackman would play Odysseus, the man with the homecoming problems, and he is a GREAT fit for this role. In Greek Myth, Odysseus was adored deeply by Athena for his quick wit and character. I don't believe there are any other men than Hugh Jackman who could play a war-torn hero on his journey home better than the Wolverine himself.

Though it's not for sure yet, my heart will surely break if this does not happen. In my opinion, Hollywood is far too lacking in their mythological films (Percy Jackson doesn't count, even though it's awesome), and the Odyssey could be a good place for them to start.

Although they've already told Troy, there's so much more than what was in the Brad Pitt film so I wouldn't hate a remake (as long as I got to see more of the gritty details). However, The Odyssey is a VERY long tale with TONS of events, so this could easily be a trilogy.

Lionsgate has already appointed Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence. He will be joined by Mockingjay co-writer, Peter Craig and the saga's producer, Nina Jacobson.


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