This section was originally made to bring news about the possible
feature film based on Ulysses 31. This project now seem more and
more unlikely to ever materialise, so I'll use this space to dream
a little about how I would have made the film.
A rumour started on the Internet in the summer of 1998 about a live
action film based on Ulysses 31. Most of this information
has later been traced back to a French fan who calls himself
Mysterio. According to Mysterio the French newspaper La
Tribune ran a story confirming that a film was actually
underway. The French studio Le Studio Canal+ (Stargate) had
supposedly bought the rights and was going to produce the film with
Jean Pierre Jeunet (Alien Resurrection) at the helm. The budget
was going to be somewhere around $80 million, and they were going
to use the autumn of 1998 to look for filming locations in Greece
and Cyprus. The film was set for a summer 1999 release.
What a film could be like:
Finding the right actor for the role of Ulysses is undoubtedly the hardest
casting task. He would have to reflect both the sincerity and the resolve
of the character. A likeness to the animated version wouldn't hurt either.
Many actors have been suggested, but I think I've found the right one.
This is the American actor John Corbett from Northern Exposure and
The Visitor. Look at the pictures below, you have to admit that
there is a strong resemblance.
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