Those who know something about Homer know that "The Iliad" came first, then "The Odyssey." "The Illiad" has already received the Warner Bros. treatment; the studio turned it into "Troy," starring Brad Pitt as the ill-fated Achilles. Of course, that movie was set in the time Homer expected.
Brad Pitt was once attached to this film, as well, but no longer.
In "The Odyssey," Odysseus struggles to return from the Trojan Wars depicted in "The Iliad." As he does so, he faces multiple challenges, including Circe, Scylla and Charybdis, the Sirens, and the Cyclops. That's just the beginning of his adventures, really, as when he returns to his home, he finds that he is believed dead, and suitors have begun sponging off his estate as they try to woo Odysseus' wife.
Warner Bros. has hired James DiLapo to write the re-imagined Greek epic. In order to ensure his signing, the studio also a blind writing deal put in place behind the project.
1821 pictures came up with the idea of placing "The Odyssey" in space. Terry Dougas and Paris Kasidokostas Latsis brought the idea to the studio, and apparently, Warner Bros. now sees the idea as a possible franchise.
Dougas and Latsis will produce the film along with "Harry Potter's" David Heyman and his Heyday partner Jeff Clifford.