The Odyssey... IN SPACE!!!

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/warner-bros-moves-forward-with-space-bound-the-odyssey/
    Depending on who they get for this, I think it could work, but I don't know...
     
  2. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    What a great idea! Here it is - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgJ4qYP44Rk

    FYI: Odysseus is also known by the Roman name Ulysses.

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    Plot Summary: The 31st century. Ulysses is the Captain of the spaceship Odysseus, directed by the central computer Shyrka. As a a gift for his son's Telemaque's 12th birthday, Ulysses takes him on a space journey for the first time. Telemaque is kidnapped by aliens who need a child sacrifice to their god - a giant cyclope, who is discovered to be a machine, of which the aliens, of course, are not aware. Ulysses saves his son, along with a little girl, Themis, and her older brother.

    As a punishment for such an intervention, the Great Gods of the mysterious Olympus punish him, freezing all Ulysses's staff, leaving him alone on the ship with Telemaque and Themis. The way back to Earth is erased from Shyrka's memory. Now Ulysses has to find the Kingdom of Hades in order to discover the way home.

    Ulysses's journey and adventures are paralleled to those of his ancestor, the Ancient Greek Ulysses, though "translated" into the Outer Space. The question of who actually the Olympus Gods are is raised.
     
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  3. Sawyer High King

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    How did I forget? :facepalm:
     
  4. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    I'm sure WB and whoever is making this movie is hoping everyone forgot.
    In German it was called Odysseus too. Great cartoon.

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    Is this **** still being made?
     
  6. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    Personally I am far more interested in the proposed Heart of Darkness in Space movie.
     
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    Wow. I've been working on a fanfic of this for a while. I've been trying to do a three-movie mashup of The Odyssey and Flash Gordon.
     
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  9. ThePowerCosmic Hyped Up

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    That seems like such a Star Wars knockoff above. Lmao!

    Like something Asylum would make.
     
  10. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    How about they make an actual Odyssey movie? Not set in space. Starring Sean Bean. Reprising his role from "Troy". :o
     
  11. Sawyer High King

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    Because we don't deserve good things.
     
  12. cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    With the Silver Surfer "hanging ten" in the middle of an epic space battle. "Charlie(-27) don't surf!"

    I love the smell of dilithium crystals in the morning. It smells like....victory.


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    That space ship has big boobies.
    Why would somebody build big boobies for that space ship?
     
  13. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    Why wouldnt you build giant boobies for a spaceship?
     
  14. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    I love you.:hrt:
     
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    So at the end of this movie will Odysseus slaughter all the unruly suitors that were trying to marry his wife and the female servants that slept with some of them? I guess in this sci-fi film he will slaughter all them with blasters since in the original story he did it with a bow and arrow.

    There's actually a pretty good mini series that was made for television, produced by Francis Ford Coppola starring Armand Assante in the role of Odysseus.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118414/?mode=desktop
     
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    Intriguing.

    It would be interesting if they did 'The Illiad' too. Especially if it stuck to the original story and had Achilles' lover, not "cousin" in it.

    I'll definitely turn up for this.
     
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    Should be interesting.
     
  18. Airwings Waves of air

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    Why would a studio think a sci fi take is better that the original style, now that Tolkien's world once again has been visited: magical lands inhabited by divine power and by different creatures?
    Oh wait.... it's Warner Brothers. I forgot about that :(

    If Rowling hadn't been a nit-picking author, if she hadn't been involved at all.... then Harry Potter would have either been set in a dystopic high tech future, or in space. Imagine lazers over wands. :oldrazz:
     
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  19. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    That's not really fair. The Oddysey has been adapted dozens of times. This is just a different interpretation.
     
  20. Airwings Waves of air

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    But not like a big blockbuster with well-known actors, right?
    Troy was a good film, now we deserve an even better sequel.
     
  21. The Guard Registered

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    Well, not recently, no.

    But The Odyssey has been made into films, TV series, miniseries, etc.

    Yeah, it'd be nice to see a more faithful adaption of it (and if this does well at all, you can bet we will before long). I'm curious if this will be The Odyssey in space, or if we're going to get something really cool, like Space Greeks in The Odyssey.
     
  22. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Troy was trash in terms of adaptation. Like, mega-trash. A more literal Odyssey adaptation should never be associated with that crap. It's better if they do this in space, the adaptation will be less of a f**kup.
     

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