Homer's classic tale The Odyessy is getting a big screen adaptation by Warner Bros., but it's going to have a fun major twist. The studio is looking to turn the classic story into a futuristic sci-fi space adventure, and they've hired screenwriter James DiLapo to make it happen. DiLapo is a recent college graduate from NYU, and this would be one of his first big feature film writing gigs. Let's hope he can pull it off!
The project was first announced way back in 2008 when the studio set Brad Pitt to star in it. I seriously doubt he's still attached to it though after all this time has passed, but I guess the studio thinks that now is the right time start digging in and developing it.
The original story follows the Greek hero Odysseus and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors who are competing for Penelope's hand in marriage.
Turning this story into a sci-fi film should make for an extremely interesting and entertaining film. Hopefully they bring on a talented team of people to bring it to life. I can't wait to see what they have in mind for this movie! What do you think about The Odyssey getting the sci-fi treatment?