Pitt stars in Homer's The Odyssey
Brad Pitt has already starred in Troy, an adaptation of Homer's poem The Illiad, and now he looks set to lead another of the great writers works, The Odyssey.
However there is one small change they are looking to make, and that's to upgrade it to a futuristic setting and have the tale occur in space.
It certainly sounds an interesting film, but there are so many variables in here that are different, and difficult to comprehend. Not the fact that Pitt could be leading a Homer adapted film, we've seen that already and he's more than capable, but that the story that continues the Trojan War and the story of Odysseus will transform to a futuristic space setting and that George Miller will direct.
Well it could turn out any number of ways, that's for sure, but already it's an interesting property in my mind if they get these guys on board and it moves forward. However I can see a big budget being required, after all the tales are epic, the effects required would be huge, and there's the big name requirements too.
As an aside Variety also report that Pitt is being eyed to lead the adaptation of Michael Lewis’ true life story Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), which is to be directed by Steve Zaillian.
The story looks to Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane who assembled a strong baseball club with a tiny budget by exploiting sophisticated computer systems to analyse and select players.
He's certainly going to be busy, and he's not hedging his bets any is he? Odyssey in space by Miller though? Is that going to work?