Wolfgang Petersen Takes On Troy

The Iliad (Book Cover)
The Iliad
(Book Cover)
Wolfgang Petersen ("The Perfect Storm") has signed on to direct and produce the epic "Troy" for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

"Troy" is an adaptation of classic "The Iliad," a story set against the Trojan War and the rivalry between Achilles and Hector. The studio will likely focus first on casting Achilles.

David Benioff ("The 25th Hour") wrote the screenplay.

Production is slated to begin in spring 2003.

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