A few months ago we got word that the film adaptation of the epic poem, Paradise Lost was put on hold for budgetary concerns and we all kind of hoped that didn’t mean that it was going to eventually be cancelled. Unfortunately, that is what happened and the project has been shelved by Legendary Pictures.
The film was being directed by Alex Proyas and was set to star Bradley Cooper. It seemed like it was going to be a pretty awesome film. It was based on John Milton’s 17-century poem, and was going to focus on the war in heaven and the rivalry between the archangels Michael and Lucifer.
But a few months ago, it was announced that the films budget was an issue and the pre-production was brought to a stand-still. Legendary Pictures thought that the script needed to be overhauled as a way to cut costs down. Apparently that didn’t help the budget issues and the project is now shelved until further notice.
Cooper was to star alongside Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Purcell, Callan McAuliff, Camilla Belle and Casey Affleck.
Personally, I was really looking forward to this film. I think it would have looked badass (although I am not too sure about how pretty boy actor Bradley Cooper could have done in this gritty religious film). It seems to me that Legendary Pictures just didn’t want to take a chance with this film so it inevitably shelved it. Hopefully someone will pick this up and work with it in the future.