Warner Brothers Making Odyssey in Space (Homer not 2001)

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | January 15, 2013 |

Warner Brothers though may be giving us the next best thing, having signed James DiLapo (who is a young screenwriter with no actual credits to his name, though he does have a script on the 2012 Blacklist of fantastic screenplays looking for money) to adapt Homer's The Odyssey into space. This can only be good, because by definition all stories are better with "in space" tacked onto the pitch, just like all fortune cookies are better with "in bed" tacked onto the end. Although come to think of it, I think I like my fortunes better with "in space" than "in bed".

Apparently the idea has been bouncing around for a while, and there is already a producer involved (Terry Dougas), and a couple of year ago Brad Pitt was rumored to be starring. Of course after the looming disaster of World War Z, I'm inclined to be satisfied that he's faded from the rumors.

(source: SlashFilm)

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