Nope, I’m not kidding. Warner Brothers already dipped into Homer’s “The Iliad” with 2004’s “Troy” starring Brad Pitt and Eric Bana. Now they’re going back to Homer to adapt “The Odyssey”. No this won’t be a sequel. It’ll be a re-imagining set in space! James DiLapo is writing the script and with David Heyman (“Harry Potter”) as a producer, you bet this is a planned franchise. Before we all scoff at this too much, let me make a case for this. Odysseus obviously runs into a lot of creatures. That could be pretty cool to see a sci-fi twist on these creatures. Right?

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