Warner Bros Moving Forward With Sc-Fi Take On THE ODYSSEY

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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Filed Under "Sci-Fi" 1/14/2013 Source: Deadline
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InfiniteMonkey - 1/14/2013, 5:45 PM
Oh terrific, someone saw an Japanese anime and now they will make their own by basing it on a western mythology wrapped up in metaphors and adjectives to throw off the real truth that its a remake of a cool Japanese anime...
Super12 - 1/14/2013, 6:03 PM
You know what I wanna see? The Odyssey starring Sean Bean. Make THAT movie.
SugarYumYum - 1/14/2013, 6:03 PM
Wow... I didn't feel even a spark of a spark of interest rise while reading this.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 1/14/2013, 6:04 PM

The Franco/Japanese anime Ulysses 31 was all ready based on Western mythology, you do know that the Odyssey is a Greek myth not an Asian or Japanese one?

So the 'West' are just re-adapting their own.
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/14/2013, 6:13 PM
^^^ he is correct
SuperSpidey - 1/14/2013, 6:26 PM
Couldnt we just get a sequel to troy with sean bean as odysseus?...it would basically be a soft reboot...continuing the story and feeling of troy but only mentioning the events of the last movie...no need for details.
AnonymousGuy - 1/14/2013, 6:35 PM
2016: A Space Odyssey
LOL - 1/14/2013, 6:40 PM

RexDartEskimoSpy - 1/14/2013, 7:11 PM
If you can do The Odyssey in the Depression, why not Outer Space?

RexDartEskimoSpy - 1/14/2013, 7:45 PM
Keanu wishes he was cool enough to be Spike. Live action Bebop would be a travesty.
Pox - 1/14/2013, 9:03 PM
Why can't they bring back a good show like BJ and the bear?

Now there's a concept I can't get enough of...a man and his monkey...

seriously...Mallrats reference aside...give me Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, BraveStarr, Mighty Orbots, or Pirates of Dark Water before this drin.
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DZ123 - 1/14/2013, 10:36 PM
Shouldn't DiC's lawyers be on the phone about now?
AUSSYACE - 1/14/2013, 11:11 PM
If it ends up being a cool Sci Fi film I will certainly check it out...
ironspider12 - 1/14/2013, 11:17 PM
odysseus was a fool. why did he turn down eternal sex and bjs?
sakibomb523 - 1/15/2013, 12:13 AM
You mean Sean Beam would actually survive at the end
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/15/2013, 1:15 AM
I think it could be cool if its made right.

Eric Bana needs some lead roles. Would like to see him as Odysseus. Or why not even Sean Bean. He needs more lead roles too.
shiverman20 - 1/15/2013, 2:38 AM
looks like space movies are "in" now
Taboggon - 1/15/2013, 3:12 AM
I'm definitely interested in this,
It would be cooler if they had shelled out for the rights to Ulysses 31 though
NorrinRaddical - 1/15/2013, 8:10 AM
pending who's all behind it, I am all the way in for this
superman7 - 1/15/2013, 8:40 AM
wtf?! I'd just rather see it set in ancient greece sooooooo much more.
DukeAcureds - 1/15/2013, 11:47 AM
Don't worry, this isn't a real movie, this is just a ruse to retreive some guys from an Arab country.
Argo fvck yourself.
LOL@ I was thinking the same exact thing.

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