George Miller, who recently threatened to take his upcoming movies, including Happy Feet 2, offshore after being denied access to the new 40 per cent producer rebate for his Justice League Mortal comic book adaptation, is planning to adapt Homer’s masterpiece, The Odyssey with US actor Brad Pitt.
Miller will adapt Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, with the intention of moving the ancient tale of Greek hero Odysseus’s journey home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy to a futuristic outer-space setting, according to Hollywood newspaper, Variety. It is not known where the film will shoot, if it is produced.
George Miliotis was born in Chinchilla, Queensland, to Greek immigrant parents: Dimitri (Jim) Castrisios Miliotis, from Kythera, and Evangelia (Angela) Balloyoulo. The Balloyoulo family were Greek refugees from Asia Minor, while Dimitri was from the Greek island of Kythera and he anglicised his surname to Miller when he emigrated to Australia. George served as an altar boy at the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George, Rose Bay, New South Wales. He attended Sydney Boys High School, then studied medicine at the University of New South Wales with his twin brother John. While in his final year at med school (1971), George and his younger brother Chris made a one minute short film, that won them first prize in a student competition.
He is probably most well known for his work on the Mad Max movies, but has been involved in a wide range of projects, including the Oscar-winning Happy Feet. Miller is the older brother of producer Bill Miller.
sources: The Australian, Wikipedia