It seems like a natural progression really, don’t you think? In fact, shame on Hollywood for not thinking of a sci-fi interpretation of Homer’s The Odyssey sooner! If you weren’t asked to read The Odyssey in your youth then here’s a brief synopsis and maybe it will inspire you to go grab the book with the intentions of envisioning space ships and aliens in place of these Greek characters.
The Odyssey is about a man named Odysseus and his adventure returning home from the Trojan War. It tells of all the sorrows/challenges he faced through his long and lonely (but not too lonely) road home to his wife (Penelope) and child (Telemachus). The challenges include the Cyclopes, Sirens, Helios’ cattle, Charybdis, Scylla, and killing all the Suitors at his house.The Odyssey is about Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, attempting to come home after fighting in the Trojan war for ten years. He encounters many distractions along the way. (It takes him another ten years to get back to Itaca.) The story is basically about Odysseus’s distractions and the dangers he faced on his journey home. Wiki Answers
Writer James DiLapo is reportedly on board along with David Heyman (Harry Potter Series) as producer. It also might be good to note that Brad Pitt was rumored to be playing Odysseus but is no longer attached to the project.
We’ll keep you informed of any additional news for The Odyssey.