A few months back, Lionsgate announced that Francis Lawrence would be directing an adaptation of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Clearly impressed with what he has been able to do with The Hunger Games franchise, the studio is moving forward with the project, which has been slowly developing.
Now, there are reports that X-Men film franchise star Hugh Jackman could have the starring role in the adaptation.
The Hunger Games, one of Lionsgate’s most lucrative franchises, is coming to an end this year.
While the thought of that may be a bit sad for a few of their fans, it’s being reported that the same team that brought you Catching Fire and both Mockingjay Part I and Mockingjay Part II, will be adapting Homer’s Odyssey, the semi-sequel to Homer’s Iliad, into a new feature film.
A brand new trailer has been released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, the third movie in the massive cinematic franchise that’s based on the hugely popular book series from author Suzanne Collins. The trailer is titled “The Mockingjay Lives.”
You can read a full synopsis and check out the new trailer for the next Hunger Games movie below.
The trades are reporting that Columbia Pictures is now developing Bad Boys III. The studio has hired Peter Craig to write the screenplay with no promise that director Michael Bay, or stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will return. The plan is simply to get a script done, and if it’s good enough, eventually, everyone will agree to reunite and make the movie.
The original 1995 Bad Boys was Bay’s first movie and didn’t leave too much of a huge mark on the cinema world — it received mediocre reviews and only scored $66 Million at the box office. Bad Boys II was made when Michael Bay was a hell of a lot more Michael Bay-ier and came with all the spectacular bangs and booms that netted it a more respectable $138 Million box office take. Consensus on the movies seems to be fairly split: you either think they’re a lot of popcorn fun, or you hate them with a passion. Considering the current star of Will Smith and how much money Bay’s movies make (not to mention his desire to step away from giant robots), this could actually make some sense.