Paradise Lost is one of those truly classic tales that has never had a proper adaptation. Maybe it’s because the subject matter was deemed too much, or maybe Hollywood’s technology was just too far behind. That’s about to change, however, and here’s to hoping it’s pulled off with flying colors.
According to Variety visionary director Alex Proyas (The Crow, I Robot, The Knowing, Dark City) will be stepping behind the camera for Paradise Lost 3D for Legendary Pictures.
The film will be an adaptation of the epic 17th century English poem by John Milton. Proyas replaces Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose).
The project tells the story of the epic war in heaven between archangels Michael and Lucifer and will be crafted as an action vehicle that will include aerial warfare, possibly shot in 3D.
Stuart Hazeldine developed the primary draft of the screenplay that was originally written by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi. Lawrence Kasdan provided a polish as well as Ryan Condal, who delivered the most recent draft.
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