Warner Bros Moving Forward With Sc-Fi Take On THE ODYSSEY
Deadline report that the studio has plans to adapt Homer's follow up to The Iliad for the big screen, with one significant twist: It's to be set in space! Sound familiar? Fans of a certain age will surely remember the cartoon Ulysses 31! Read on for more details..
It seems we will be getting a space-faring take on Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. According to the ever-reliable Deadline, Warner Bros. have hired James DiLapo to work on a script, but don't reveal any other details for now. The Odyssey is Homer's follow up to The Iliad (adapted loosely for the big screen as Troy with Brad Pitt) and follows Odysseus (played in that movie by Sean Bean) as he returns home from the battle, encountering many adventures an dangers on the way including a giant cyclops. This actually wouldn't be the first sci-fi take on the story, as we had the Franco-Japanese animated television series Ulysses 31 back in 1981 - Ulysses being Latin for Odysseus. It was actually a pretty great little series, so WB could do worse than to look to it for influence.
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