Can you picture the gentlemen above as angels? Legendary Pictures certainly can.
Bradley Cooper, Djimon Honsou and Benjamin Walker are headlining “Paradise Lost”, an action-fantasy directed by Alex Proyas (“The Crow”). It’s an adaptation of the famous poem by 17th-century writer John Milton, but this version will focus on the epic war between the Archangels Michael (Walker) and Lucifer (Cooper). Good casting choice with Cooper, I say. He is devilishly handsome, after all. So why shouldn’t he play the vainest angel of them all? Honsou just signed on yesterday, and he will be playing Abdiel, the Angel of Death. Sounds pretty cool to me, though the Politically Correct brigade will demand to know why the Angel of Death, traditionally garbed in black, is being played by a black guy. Expect sarcastic retorts when that inevitably happens.
According to Variety, the project is being developed as “an action vehicle that will include aerial warfare, possibly shot in 3D. The story centers on Lucifer’s failed rebellion in heaven and subsequent role in Adam & Eve’s fall from grace.” Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Vincent Newman via his Vincent Newman Entertainment.
“Paradise Lost” is scheduled for release in summer 2013.