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Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a new adaptation of one of the greatest works of classic literature, Homer’s The Odyssey with a sci-fi spin.

Therefore, the studio recently hired a young screenwriter James Dilapo to pen a sci-fi version of the story with the hope of launching a new franchise as well. Dilapo recently earned a spot on the 2012 Black List for his screenplay Devil’s At Play.

The Odyssey, in part, a sequel to the Iliad is the second half of Homer’s epic poem about the Trojan War. The journey of Odysseus from Troy to Ithaca takes ten years — the same amount of time that the Trojan War itself lasted.

The film was first announced back in 2008 and Brad Pitt was originally attached to star with George Miller (Mad Max) attached as director. The  one of two major ancient Greek epic poems would actually work great as »

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