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Warner Bros. pencils in ‘Odysseus’

Jonathan Liebesman to direct Greek project

Warner Bros. has nabbed Ann Peacock’s spec “Odysseus” and set Jonathan Liebesman to direct.

Story centers on the Greek lit hero and king of Ithaca who returns to his island after 20 years of fighting the Trojan Wars only to find his kingdom under the brutal occupation of an invading force.

Gianni Nunnari (“300”) is producing through his Warners-based Hollywood Gang shingle. Craig Flores exec produces.

Hollywood Gang, which produced the upcoming pics “Everybody’s Fine” and the Martin Scorsese-helmed “Shutter Island,” is in pre-production on “War of Gods” and the Mickey Rourke starrer “11 Minutes.”

Liebesman, whose directing credits include “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” has been tapped to helm Columbia Pictures’ apocalyptic thriller “Battle: Los Angeles,” which Neal Moritz is producing.

Peacock’s writing credits include “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

Peacock and Liebesman are repped by CAA and Principato-Young.

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