Warner Bros lining up new version of The Odyssey

And they’re going to set it in space

Today seems to be the day for studios to announce their plans to spruce-up the epics of yesteryear, with Warner Bros revealing a new project set to draw upon Homer’s The Odyssey.

However, rather than dusting their chariots off, this new adaptation… wait for it… will be set in space! Just as Homer would have wanted, right?

Now while this might seem utterly ridiculous on the face of it, the outlandish monsters that Odysseus meets on his journey in the original text would actually lend themselves quite nicely to a sci-fi twist.

For those among you who’ve been out of school for a while, The Odyssey chronicles the attempts of Odysseus to get home to his wife after his endeavours in the Trojan war. However, that basic goal soon proves easier said than done…

Warner has hired James DiLapo to write a script, while David Heyman will be among the producers. And needless to say, they’re imagining the film of the first part of a franchise.

Is this genius or madness? Let us know, below!

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    • dangoodfellow

      Jan 15th 2013, 8:55

      du-du du-du du-du du-du ..." Ullyses, Ullys-E-es, something something through the galax-E-ies...." this idea has already worked, and is one of the reasons i keep my hair long and wear a beard. Still can't quite make the sky blue mini cape work for me though..........

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    • ilikescifi

      Jan 15th 2013, 12:17

      exzacary

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    • Dean101

      Jan 15th 2013, 17:40

      @dangoodfellow Hahahahah Exactly what I was thinking.. a straight off copy of Ulysses 31!! :-)

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 15th 2013, 18:31

      Jesus Christ just give us the original tale set during Ancient Greece !!!

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