Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost is Put On Hold

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Is another Bradley Cooper vehicle hitting the rocks? His latest project is Paradise Lost, an action-packed, FX-filled epic based on John Milton’s 17-century poem. Focusing on a war in heaven and the rivalry between the archangel’s Michael and Lucifer, the story called for a big vision and a massive cast. Furthermore, a budget to back it up. So, what’s the problem?

Deadline reports that production outfit Legendary Pictures is delaying the film’s production start. Originally, shooting was to begin in January. Cast and crew are now being notified of the halt.

The site goes on to say that Legendary’s heads think the script needs more developing. The budget for the film was surpassing $120 million… so yeah, that probably had a large part in their decision-making.

Bad luck for Cooper who was also circling The Crow, however, the difference with that project was that he walked away due “to timing.” Also, bad luck for Proyas who has been trying to get anything off the ground, including Dracula: Year One.

Cooper, Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Purcell, Callan McAuliff, Camilla Belle and Casey Affleck were already committed to star.