The Gods Will Battle Again in New Comic Book Movie 'The Godyssey'
Greek gods have battled it out in the heavens recently in films like Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, and Immortals, but Hollywood's obsession with melding mythology and comic books continues to grow. Variety reports that Rob Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool who has been trying to get a film version starring Ryan Reynolds off the ground for years, is developing another of his paneled properties, The Godyssey (which should not be confused with the space version of The Odyssey that WB put in motion this morning). Todd Garner (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) and Brooklyn Weaver (Out of the Furnace) will produce. Read on!
The Godyssey will follow characters like Zeus, Buddha, Ra, and Pangu as they come together in order to battle fallen gods in a huge battle for mankind. Sounds an awful lot like Alex Proyas' Paradise Lost (which Legendary pulled the plug on nearly a year ago), so we'll see if another studio is willing to take a risk on some similar material. In addition to trying to get Deadpool started, Liefeld also has an adaptation of his comic Bloodstrike in the works, so we'll have to see which of these will get underway first. Let's hope the long delay with Deadpool isn't a bad omen for Liefeld's future projects.