It's one thing to imagine Brad Pitt as a Greek hero - he plays Achilles in 2004's Troy - but as a Greek hero... in space?
According to Variety, the actor is in negotiations to portray Odysseus in an adaption of The Odyssey; and, yes, the film would be situated in outer space.
For those that slept through high school English, Odysseus hatched the plan to build the Trojan Horse. The Odyssey is centered around his journey home after be decides not to become a god.
Currently, Pitt is filming Inglourious Basterds in Germany. His next flick, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, opens this Christmas.