It’s the Odyssey of Homer…in space!

Let’s be honest, if you’re going to adapt a tale that has been spun off into various works of fiction across multiple media, then you’re going to need a fresh gimmick. And much like other iconic stories such as Treasure Island, Moby Dick and A Christmas Carol, Warner Bros is taking the high road with this specific adaptation.

Like, really high. All the way into space.

Warner Bros is going to give the Greek epic a sci-fi makeover, and to do so, they’ve hired James “Devils at Play” DiLapo to pen a script. Seen as a possible franchise starter, the original tale saw the greek warrior Homer doh Odysseus battling his way through a pantheon of pissed off deities, witches, hell and crossing the River Styx itself.

Not that one.

But The Oddsey is actually part deux of the story, as the first installment can actually be found in Troy, which starred Brad Pitt as Achilles and Orlando Bloom as Wimpy McWimpface Wimperton the third (Citation needed). While Troy had a distinct lack of warp drives and lasers, it’s also an indicator towards the scope of the story itself, as Odysseus and his men struggle to escape from the aftermath of the war and all the perils in front of them.

Ancient epics are still decent cinema fodder these days, and even though it wasn’t exactly a 2012 highlight, films like Wrath of the Titans managed to make some cash. Now get Liam Neeson into some armour as Space-Zeus, and we might indeed have something that lives up to the word epic.

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  • http://twitter.com/deanorhan Dean

    Already done in Ulysses 31. But hopefully will be slightly better…..

  • Sir Rincethis

    ” the original tale saw the greek warrior Homer battling” You mean Odysseus (Ulysses ) surely? Sorry! I’m a Mythology major! Glad they are attempting to make a newer version of this, I thought the one with George Clooney (OBrother, where art thou) was kak.

    • Airborne

      Yup… Homer was the author… methinks Darryn has him confused with that Simpson fellow… Lets hope the freakin studio’s dont excercise poetic license and give it a Hollywood feel. Troy sucked!!

      • Sir Rincethis

        Indeed fine sir. And that abomination ‘Troy’ should have been called the Iliad, though most of the world would scratch their heads and say ‘you what’?

        • Airborne

          …and it also deprived the world of “Archilles’ Heel” No-one will know the relationship between Mistletoe and Archilles… Sickening!

          I wonder… how will they fit Hades, Sirens, Clashing Rocks, Cyclops etc in Space…

          • Sir Rincethis

            Perhaps they will be playing a wii U? :)

      • Darryn_Bonthuys

        You’re one hundred percent right. Apparently, my toad-licking habit has murdered my facts today. Shall be amended with gusto!

        • Sir Rincethis

          Oi! I called this! Shesh, now even the critics have to fight for responses! I wish on you a thousand Sirens!

      • Sir Rincethis

        Well,many believe he was the author (and there is plenty evidence to support, and a little to disprove) but to me he defo is. If the Simpsons is able to have spider pigs, then a future Odyssey can have surely! I mean,Ody’s men turning into spider pigs, damn! that would rule!