From the department of truly horrendous ideas: Brad Pitt will star in a "futuristic" version of The Odyssey , Homer's classic epic poem about Odysseus' struggle to get home. The story of Odysseus' struggles with the cyclops, Circe, and sirens will be translated to an outer-space setting. Pitt is making the film with Warner Bros., which also made Troy, his film based on Homer's Iliad . George Miller is in line to direct, which is the best reason yet to hope Miller's Justice League film comes out of development hell soon. [Variety ]