Director Alex Proyas is undertaking a pretty gargantuan feat in his attempt to adapt John Milton’s epic poem “Paradise Lost” for the big screen. In fact, it’s so gargantuan that even its stars can’t wrap their mind about what it’s going to look like.
The project has gathered an impressive cast to play some of the most famous Biblical characters of all time. Bradley Cooper will play Lucifer, Camilla Belle and Diego Boneta will play Eve and Adam, and Casey Affleck will play the archangel Gabriel. It will be interesting to see how Proyas manages to bring the classic to the big screen using modern inventions like CGI. We’re assuming that the angels in this film will look a bit more impressive than the one’s in Kevin Smith’s “Dogma,” for instance. (No disrespect intended, Matt and Ben!)
So what exactly will “Paradise Lost” look like? When MTV caught up with Casey Affleck while he was promoting “Tower Heist,” he admitted that he has no idea.
“I think it’s going to be a ginormous crazy-looking movie,” he said with a laugh. “I have no idea exactly what it’s going to look like other than it’s going to be a big blue room as far as I know. Then they’ll create some amazing world around it.”
Sounds like it’s going to be a visually impressive ride, but we’ll hold our judgment until we — or at least the stars — have some visual basis to go off of.
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