Artist Michael Kaluta (Starstruck, The Shadow) and writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Remains) are creating a graphic novel of epic proportions for Legendary Comics that will be a tie-in with Legendary Pictures’ big screen adaptation of the classic tale Paradise Lost helmed by Alex Proyas, and today we have an update on what Niles and Kaluta are up to.
During a recent roundtable with Niles to promote his Remains made-for-TV movie on Chiller, the prolific author had this to say about the upcoming Paradise Lost comic:
I’m writing a script that I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to go into protective custody when the artist reads it because if you’ve ever read Paradise Lost, once the war starts everything is in the millions. So for the first time in my life I’m writing a comic book and I’m literally going like, “I am so sorry, but a million angels come swirling down.”
But I’m really having a lot of fun with it. I’m working from Alex Proyas’ script, so not the poem. If I was working from the poem, I would not sound nearly as chipper. But Alex Proyas wrote this incredible script, and that’s what I’m adapting. And he really figured out a way to strip it down to the basic story where you’re dealing with basically the story of Lucifer and his relationship to the Archangels and how the whole division started, and I’m really having fun. And then Michael Kaluta is doing the art so if he doesn’t kill me, it’s going to be a beautiful book.
Hopefully we’ll have more on this soon!
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