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Hugh Jackman to go on Homer’s Odyssey

August 23rd, 2015 by Marc Comments


We were all excited because we thought Hugh Jackman was playing Homer Simpson. Not so, however.

The actor, best known as Wolverine, is currently in negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s movie version of Homer’s The Odyssey.

It seems the movie, as announced in April, will be directed by Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence and will be a possible franchise..

“The Odyssey” is believed to have been composed by Homer in the 8th century B.C. It centers on Odysseus and his journey home after the fall of Troy while his wife Penelope fights off suitors.

No release date for this one yet, but it could be the very definition of ‘epic’

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….