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Pitt's Odyssey?

10.17.2008

Nary a soul will deny that Brad Pitt is one of the most exciting actors working today. With THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON on its way, and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS having just begun principal photography, his career shows no signs of hitting a red light any time soon. That's why when Brad Pitt is attached to a film, it's not just news--it's NEWS.

The film in question this time around is an adaptation of Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey". We all know Pitt starred in TROY, a reworking of Homer's "The Iliad", which was one of his more forgettable roles. Perhaps that's why this time around, Pitt and director George Miller intend to transfer the tale to a futuristic setting in outer space.

Listen, I could probably watch a video of Brad Pitt moving his bowels and it would be more entertaining then half the stuff being released these days. Rock on Mr. Pitt. And on a side note, you should really become a father.
Extra Tidbit: Miller is still attached to direct THE JUSTICE LEAGUE
Source: Variety

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6:30PM on 10/17/2008

Come on

Troy wasn't that bad.
Troy wasn't that bad.
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4:54PM on 10/17/2008
I wouldn't get to excited...

This sounds a lot like the kind of time consuming project Pitt will just up and walk away from, like those two Aronofsky movies.
I wouldn't get to excited...

This sounds a lot like the kind of time consuming project Pitt will just up and walk away from, like those two Aronofsky movies.
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10:55AM on 10/17/2008
Anyone who can do Lorenzo's Oil and that pig movie not only has talent but also range.

I'm not too keen on this idea, but, hey, with Pitt, tons of projects find legs and run, so who knows.

Anyone who can do Lorenzo's Oil and that pig movie not only has talent but also range.

I'm not too keen on this idea, but, hey, with Pitt, tons of projects find legs and run, so who knows.

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10:34AM on 10/17/2008
oooooh, Baz Luhrmann doing Sci Fi. I like the sound of that.

Wouldn't be cool if they call it Space Odyssey? Then they could use the Bowie song.
oooooh, Baz Luhrmann doing Sci Fi. I like the sound of that.

Wouldn't be cool if they call it Space Odyssey? Then they could use the Bowie song.
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10:26AM on 10/17/2008
With another director this might have a chance, but Miller isn't talented enough to pull this off. Get another aussie, Bazz Luhrmann, instead. He's movies have the flair necessary to blend sci-fi with ancient mythology
With another director this might have a chance, but Miller isn't talented enough to pull this off. Get another aussie, Bazz Luhrmann, instead. He's movies have the flair necessary to blend sci-fi with ancient mythology
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10:16AM on 10/17/2008

hmmm

isn't there a rule written somewhere that no one is allowed to make another space movie with "oddysey" in it its title?
isn't there a rule written somewhere that no one is allowed to make another space movie with "oddysey" in it its title?
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10:08AM on 10/17/2008
Epic Greek Space Opera with Pitt and Mad Max/Witches of Eastwick Millar?!!!WoW
Epic Greek Space Opera with Pitt and Mad Max/Witches of Eastwick Millar?!!!WoW
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9:57AM on 10/17/2008
I'm gonna be honest. Not so much is this a bad idea, but it sounds at best irrelevant to me. The Odyssey is one of those stories that can, and has been, transplanted to almost every time and place imaginable. The fact that this article started off praising Pitt for managing to keep his momentum up (which I agree with and admire) makes the project sound even more mundane.

To me this is just news, not NEWS.

George Miller's involvement might redeem this thing, but then again Troy was
I'm gonna be honest. Not so much is this a bad idea, but it sounds at best irrelevant to me. The Odyssey is one of those stories that can, and has been, transplanted to almost every time and place imaginable. The fact that this article started off praising Pitt for managing to keep his momentum up (which I agree with and admire) makes the project sound even more mundane.

To me this is just news, not NEWS.

George Miller's involvement might redeem this thing, but then again Troy was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, who is no hack in my book, and the results were still ho-hum.
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8:29AM on 10/17/2008
Oh my god that sounds fucking sweet! The Odyssey in space! Thats freaking sweet sounding! I hope it happens! And George Miller at the helm? Yesssss! He directed the three Mad Max movies which are freaking post apocalyptic masterpieces!

I hope this materializes!
Oh my god that sounds fucking sweet! The Odyssey in space! Thats freaking sweet sounding! I hope it happens! And George Miller at the helm? Yesssss! He directed the three Mad Max movies which are freaking post apocalyptic masterpieces!

I hope this materializes!
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8:03AM on 10/17/2008

Ulysses 31?

Wasn't this done before as the kids T.V show Ulysees 31?

Hollywood being as original as ever!!!!!!!
Wasn't this done before as the kids T.V show Ulysees 31?

Hollywood being as original as ever!!!!!!!
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7:13AM on 10/17/2008

Booo

The Odyssey in space? No no no.... Troy sucked but it wasn't cause of the setting. It sucked cause they took everything out that made the story interesting. The gods, the golden apple, etc etc and instead tried to base it on "what really happened" ala King Arthur (which sucked for the exact same reason...)

I've been waiting years for the Odyssey to be made and was excited to hear this until they mentioned it was going to take place in SPACE!?!? Umm... No. Its not as bad as basing it solely
The Odyssey in space? No no no.... Troy sucked but it wasn't cause of the setting. It sucked cause they took everything out that made the story interesting. The gods, the golden apple, etc etc and instead tried to base it on "what really happened" ala King Arthur (which sucked for the exact same reason...)

I've been waiting years for the Odyssey to be made and was excited to hear this until they mentioned it was going to take place in SPACE!?!? Umm... No. Its not as bad as basing it solely in reality and trying to depict "the true story" as hopefully this will have some mythological elements to it. But come on.... space? They already had the Odyssey in space... it was called Star Wars...
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6:41AM on 10/17/2008
WHEW. Thank the GODS they're not going to try to make another ancient Greece-set epic where everyone bellows in British accents and fights in slow-motion WITH NO GODS!

Hopefully he'll be a bit less brooding and maybe will even have a joke or two to tell, also.
WHEW. Thank the GODS they're not going to try to make another ancient Greece-set epic where everyone bellows in British accents and fights in slow-motion WITH NO GODS!

Hopefully he'll be a bit less brooding and maybe will even have a joke or two to tell, also.
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4:26AM on 10/17/2008
Ooooh!! NICE! "Odyssey" in space!!
Ooooh!! NICE! "Odyssey" in space!!
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4:14AM on 10/17/2008
Homer's Odyssey, in space?

Err...is Brad Pitt doing a live-action remake of Ulysses 31? 'Cause that's kinda what it sounds like...
Homer's Odyssey, in space?

Err...is Brad Pitt doing a live-action remake of Ulysses 31? 'Cause that's kinda what it sounds like...
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