Brad Pitt Playing Space Odysseus

October 17, 2008


Warner Bros. and Brad Pitt are teaming with director George Miller in adapting a film version of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey ...IN SPACE! From Variety:

After turning Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" into the 2004 film "Troy," Warner Bros. and Brad Pitt are teaming with George Miller to adapt the Greek poet's other masterwork, "The Odyssey."

Their intention is to transfer the tale to a futuristic setting in outer space.

Warner Bros. has quietly set up "The Odyssey," and the early hope is that Pitt will star and Miller will direct, with Pitt's Plan B producing.Pitt played Achilles in the Wolfgang Petersen-directed "Troy," a global blockbuster that David Benioff adapted from "The Iliad."

So long, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey! There's a new space odyssey in town, and it has Brad Pitt and more obvious allegory! Do you think they'll try keep the names, but give them a sci-fi spin? Telemachus would be pretty awesome as the television-headed cyborg Tele-machinus 5.

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