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Brad Pitt Follows Up "Troy" with "The Odyssey"

Posted: October 17th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Brad Pitt Follows Up "Troy" with "The Odyssey"Submit Comment
After turning Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" into the 2004 film "Troy," Warner Bros and Brad Pitt are teaming with George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) to adapt the Greek poet's other masterwork, "The Odyssey."

Their intention is to transfer the tale to a futuristic setting in outer space.

Warner Bros has quietly set up "The Odyssey," and the early hope is that Pitt will star and Miller will direct, with Pitt's Plan B producing. Pitt played Achilles in the Wolfgang Petersen-directed "Troy," a global blockbuster that David Benioff adapted from "The Iliad."

Both Homer poems dealt with the Trojan War; "The Odyssey" focused on the exploits of Odysseus, who hatched the idea to build the Trojan Horse. "The Odyssey" deals with his long journey home after he declines to become a god.

Source: Variety


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The Skippy Spartan writes:
on October 17th, 2008 at 9:17:48 PM

Wasn't Sean bean, Odysseus in 'Troy'. I love to see him as Odysseus in the actual film based on teh book. with no future settings
ladyhornet_05 writes:
on October 18th, 2008 at 1:15:46 PM

This just kinda seems like a bad idea waiting to happen. The Odyssey is such a long, detailed, complicated story-- it seems a bit impossible to turn it into a film that average movie-goers would want to go see. Warner Bros is gonna have to be careful with this one.
Movie Prodigy writes:
on October 18th, 2008 at 11:58:57 PM

This doesnt seem like kind of a bad idea. This IS a TERRIBLE idea. A future version of the odyssey? Are you kidding me? It's astonishing that Hollywood can come up with so many bad ideas. And Warner Bros? I would expect an idea like this from FOX but not Warner Bros. Come on people.

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