The Hunger Games: Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence is developing the film based on Greek poet Homer's famous masterpiece The Odyssey.

If the X-Men star signs on, he will play the Greek king in the movie which will tell the story of his return to Ithaca following the end of the Trojan War, which is thought to have taken place around the 11th and 12th centuries B.C.

Moviemakers reportedly want to turn the film into a franchise, with plans to develop at least two movies.

Production is slated to begin next year (16).