Warner Bros. Pictures has plans to bring to the screen Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto’s six-issue Image Comics miniseries The Infinite Horizon. Variety has the news, reporting that Hercules scribe Ryan Condal has adapted the tale, which was in turn inspired by Homer’s “The Odyssey.” The Eisner-nominated series ran from 2007 to 2011 and is officially described as follows:
A soldier’s long journey home after years of war in the Middle East. In the not-too-distant future a small group of abandoned soldiers are lead home by one man: The Captain. To get back he will have to cross half the globe and endure deadly encounters with many enemies including the Cyclops, and the Sirens…but first he will have to survive the final hours of the war!
Homer’s original text has inspired quite a few filmmakers over the years. A straightforward adaptation, Ulysses, was released in 1954 starring Kirk Douglas while Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2000 hit, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, offered a musical adaptation set in the deep south of the 1930s. It was recently announced that Lionsgate is developing their own take on the tale with the team behind the hit Hunger Games franchise.
No stranger to the world of sequential art, Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”) is attached to produce The Infinite Horizon. Drew Crevello and Julia Spiro are set to oversee for Warner Bros.