Brad Pitt on board for The Odyssey in space

Variety reportsThe OdysseyTroy took its time making back its budget

Then you get to the fine print: Warner wants the movie to be set in space. As in, outer space.

It sounds disastrous in a serious way. Which is why we figure that the movie, no doubt planned to have a nine-figure price tag, must have a hook the studio hasn’t revealed. Pitt has had his share of flops, but with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on the horizon, this looks like it could be a very good year for him. It’s hard to believe he would get involved in a project this wonky if he didn’t have a reason.

Besides, with talent George Miller(Babe, Mad Max) confirmed to join Pitt in the preproduction process, there has to be something more to it. Doesn't there?

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