Brad Pitt to star in a sci-fi version of Greek classic, The Odyssey

The big screen adaptation of the Greek epic will be produced by Warner Bros and will see Pitt return to acting in the ancient classics.

Pitt has previously starred in Troy, which was based on Homer’s epic poem The Iliad.

Although critics considered Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy a failure, the actor who is married to Angelina Jolie is ready to return to era of the Trojan war.

But this Hollywood remake of The Odyssey promises to be very different as it will be a science fiction version based in space, according to the reports in Variety, the entertainment magazine.

The storyline centres on the 10-year journey home of Greek general Odysseus following the fall of Troy and will be directed by George Miller, the director of Mad Max, according to the paper.

Miller is currently directing a forthcoming superhero tale ‘Justice League’ which will combine Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in one film.

Pitt has just finished filming David Fincher’s ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ and Terrence Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’ and he is about to star in Quentin Tarantino’s World War II film, ‘Inglourious Basterds’.

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