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One of Homer’s most endearing works will be coming to the screen. While “The Iliad” was adapted into the movie “Troy,” the same will be said for “The Odyssey.” But, instead looking to the past, the movie will fly into the future.
Warner Brothers has hired James Dilapo to work on the Sci-Fi epic which will use Homer’s epic poem as a direct source. This will be one of the first projects Dilapo will be working on for a major studio. Even though he is a newcomer, he does come with an amount of acclaim. Dilapo’s first script “Devils at Play” which is a paranoid thriller set in 1937 Russia, won the Nicholl Fellowship and a spot on the 2012 Black List. He has been regarded well enough that the studio has made a deal to keep him long-term.
The idea to change the temporal setting of the story »
- Ruben Gonzalez
Jason went to space and now Homer is going, no not Homer Simpson. Warner Bros has just hired James Dilapo (Devils At Play) to bring Homer's "The Odyssey" to the big screen. But instead of making a Greek epic, the new film will take place in space and in the future. "The Odyssey" is Homer's follow-up to "The Illiad," which the studio turned into "Troy," which was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starred Brad Pitt as Achilles. "The Odyssey" trac… »
Warner Bros has just hired James Dilapo (Devils At Play) to bring Homer's "The Odyssey" to the big screen. But instead of making a Greek epic, the new film will take place in space and in the future. "The Odyssey" is Homer's follow-up to "The Illiad," which the studio turned into "Troy," which was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starred Brad Pitt as Achilles. "The Odyssey" tracks the struggle of Odysseus to return from the Trojan War as men line up to marry his wife and live off his estate. Producer Terry Dougas (Machete Kills) came up with the idea of setting the tale in space and had Pitt attached to the project at one point. The actor is no longer on board. »
Exclusive: Here’s one Homer surely didn’t see coming. Warner Bros is making The Odyssey, dropping the togas and setting it in space. The studio has just hired James Dilapo to write the futuristic re-imagining of the Greek epic. Warner Bros has also put in place a blind writing deal behind the project to keep him in the studio fold. The Odyssey is Homer’s followup to The Illiad, which the studio turned into the Wolfgang Petersen-directed Troy, which starred Brad Pitt as Achilles. The Odyssey tracks the struggle of Odysseus to return from those wars, as suitors line up to marry his wife, and sponge off his estate as they wait for her to make a decision. Terry Dougas of 1821 Pictures hatched the idea of setting the tale in space and he and cohort Paris Kasidokostas Latsis brought the idea to the studio. Brad Pitt was once »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
4 items from 2013
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