Warner Bros. Will Take Homer’s The Odyssey … into Space!


Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is turning to Greek author Homer for the first time since the Brad Pitt action epic Troy, based on his classic “The Illiad,” for a new project based on Homer’s The Odyssey that will be transplanted into outer space by writer James DiLapo, whose screenplay for the period thriller Devils At Play made the 2012 Black List.

The original story follows King Odysseus as he returns from the Trojan War depicted in “The Iliad” to find his wife being married off to prospective suitors. While Brad Pitt was once attached to star in this different take on Homer’s epic, he is no longer a part of the equation.

The project is the brainchild of 1821 Pictures’ Terry Dougas and Paris Kadsidokostas Latsis who will produce the film along with “Harry Potter” mastermind David Heyman and his Heyday partner Jeff Clifford with an eye on making it a potential franchise.