Pitt to star in 'outer space Odyssey'

Brad Pitt is set to star in a new adaptation of Greek poet Homer's famous masterpiece 'The Odyssey' - set in outer space.

Brad Pitt is set to star in a new adaptation of Greek poet Homer's famous masterpiece 'The Odyssey' - set in outer space.

Four years after Pitt's big screen portrayal of Homer's Troy scored huge box office takings, the star is reteaming with Warner Bros. studios and returning to ancient Greece.

'The Odyssey' follows the story of Odysseus and his return to Ithaca following the end of the Trojan War - which is thought to have taken place around the 11th and 12th centuries B.C.

According to Daily 'Variety', studio bosses want to give the story a more modern theme - by setting it in space.

Although he is not yet signed to the project, Warner Bros' chiefs want Pitt to star in and produce the movie with his company Plan B.

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