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‘The Hunger Games’ Helmer Francis Lawrence To Direct ‘The Odyssey’

'The Hunger Games' Helmer Francis Lawrence To Direct 'The Odyssey'

The maxim goes something like there are only seven basic stories, we just find new ways of telling them. Surely one of the most told is Homer‘s “The Odyssey.” Touching on pretty much every aspect of the arts, and retold and referenced by folks ranging from Theo Angelopoulos to the Coen Brothers to Margaret Atwood, even if you don’t know the original text, you’ve heard a variation of the tale. And now you will again.

READ MORE: ‘Catching Fire’ Director Francis Lawrence Will Also Helm Both ‘Mockingjay’ Films

Deadline reports that “The Hunger Games” team of director Francis Lawerence, screenwriter Peter Craig, and producer Nina Jacobsen aim to make a new movie version. So what will this one do differently? Well, no details yet, but it seems whatever idea is in place everyone is happy with it. The plan is for this to be Lawrence’s next film, and shoot in early 2016, once he’s done telling everyone to go see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.”

So sorry, it may not be ready in time for you to dodge reading the book in English class, but maybe for your kid brother it will.

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