Knowing director Alex Proyas has landed another helming gig and it’s a big one. According to Variety, he’s in talks to direct Paradise Lost, as in the famous 17th-century English poem by John Milton. It might sound crazy to base an entire feature film on one poem but Paradise Lost covers ten books, and has a total of over ten thousand individual lines. Believe us, there’s more than enough material.
The film will center on “the epic war in heaven between archangels Michael and Lucifer, and will be developed as an action vehicle that will include aerial warfare, possibly shot in 3D.” They had us semi-interested until they threw in the possibility of 3D. Why?! Every movie produced doesn’t need to be in that format. When will people learn?
Aside from Proyas directing, Stuart Hazeldine developed the primary draft of the screenplay, which was written by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi. Lawrence Kasdan and Ryan Condal have both polished the script. Once all the behind the scenes stuff is ironed out who do you think should star in the film? The primary characters are Satan, Michael, Adam, Eve, The Son of God, and God the Father. Those are some big shoes to fill.
What do you think of Proyas directing Paradise Lost?
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