Director Alex Proyas' (I, Robot) new movie, Paradise Lost, was originally scheduled to go into production last month, but concerns about the budget caused Legendary Pictures to push the adaptation of John Milton's 17-century poem about the Fall of Man back until "late spring or early summer" to give the producers time to "rework" the budget. Now, Deadline has reported that, rather than wait for the budget to be tamed, Legendary has decided to pull the plug on the movie. what's the fate of Paradise Lost? >> Posted 02.10.12 by BrentJS
Less than a week after actor Bradley Cooper shared some images of himself wearing a motion-capture suit during a pre-production test for director Alex Proyas' (I, Robot) new movie, Paradise Lost, Deadline reports that Legendary Pictures has "halted plans to begin production" in January, as originally scheduled. According to Deadline's sources, the production will be delayed until "late spring or early summer" to give the producers time to "rework a budget that had passed the $120 million mark by 10% or 15%." Whether the increasingly-in-demand Cooper will still be available after the delay remains to be seen. more about Paradise Lost >> Posted 12.13.11 by BrentJS
If things had gone according to plan, actor Bradley Cooper could have been playing two otherworldly "angels" in upcoming movies associated with director Alex Proyas, instead of just one. Cooper recently performed a motion-capture "test" in preparation to begin filming the Proyas-directed Paradise Lost adaptation, in which he will play Lucifer, the fallen angel of light. At one time, he was also on tap to play an angel of vengeance in The Crow, a reboot of Proyas' 1994 movie inspired by James O'Barr's cult hit comic book.
Cooper recently took a break from filming his latest movie, The Silver Linings Playbook, to discuss the DVD release of The Hangover Part II with Empire, but he also shared a few details Paradise Lost. The actor discussed his approach to playing Lucifer from the way he will change his voice to correspond with the character's fall from grace to even showing some set photos of himself in motion-capture gear taken during pre-production tests. Cooper also touched on the demise of The Crow, saying that he ultimately left the movie after Juan Carlos Fresnadillo dropped out as director. hear what Cooper said about Paradise Lost and The Crow >> Posted 12.07.11 by BrentJS
Jessica Chastain has starred in a variety of movies already this year from the spy thriller, The Debt, to the heavy drama of The Tree of Life, just to name a few (there were five others just this year). In September, Chastain forged ahead with yet another role, landing one of the two leading female roles in the upcoming sci-fi epic Horizons, opposite Tom Cruise. She could also end up playing the late Princess Diana in an upcoming biopic as well.
Thompson on Hollywood reports that one of the projects that might move forward after being announced at the American Film Market is Caught in Flight, which would see Chastain as Diana in a story described as "love story between a princess locked in a tower and an ordinary man". The story is based on the secret love affair between Diana and heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn and reportedly portrays Diana as a "damaged person who stalks the doctor after he ends the affair".
The script for Caught in Flight was written by Stephen Jeffreys (The Libertine) with German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Five Minutes of Heaven). Should everything move forward, production begins in the spring of next year. Rufus sewell starts a war in Paradise Lost; Miley Cyrus is Dracula's daughter >> Posted 11.08.11 by Ryan
At 49, Tom Cruise shows no signs of slowing down, with yet another new project potentially being added to his schedule.
Already set to shoot One Shot — the adaptation of the Lee Child novel — this fall and with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi action movie Horizons (formerly Oblivion) set to start production next year, THR reports Warner Bros. is trying to talk Cruise into a role in the sci-fi adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel, All You Need is Kill, now with the unfortunate title We Mortals Are. Vulture reported last month that Warners had made an offer to Brad Pitt for the role, but it seems that Pitt's equally busy schedule didn't match up. Eckhart to play Frankenstein's monster, 2 more for Paradise lost >> Posted 10.11.11 by Ryan
A little over a week ago, it was announced that Denzel Washington was cast in director Robert Zemeckis' Flight, the first live-action movie for Zemeckis (Back to the Future) since 2000's Castaway. More cast members have reportedly booked their ticket.
According to Moviehole, Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) have joined the cast of the upcoming thriller, which sees Washington as a pilot who saves most of the passengers on a commercial airline flight after a malfunction but is eventually investigated after it is discovered that he drank the night before the flight. Cheadle and Greenwood's roles are unspecified at this time.
John Gatins (Real Steel) wrote the script for Flight, which goes into production in Atlanta this October. Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) is already set to play a drug addict who befriends Washington as they both battle their dependency issues. Casey Affleck to fight for Paradise Lost and Michelle Rodriguez joins latest Resident Evil sequel >> Posted 09.24.11 by Ryan
Two-time Academy Award–nominated actor Djimon Hounsou has no problem playing a monster on screen... as long as the part's writer has a good pedigree.
Hounsou last played the monstrous Caliban in 2010's adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Now, he's set to play a far more terrible creature in Paradise Lost, an adaptation of John Milton's 17-century poem. According to Deadline, Hounsou will play Abdiel, the angel of death. Bradley Cooper is set to play Lucifer and Benjamin Walker the chief archangel Michael. more about the Paradise Lost movie >> Posted 08.25.11 by BrentJS
In what comes as a surprise to no one, Bruce Campbell will make an appearance in director Sam Raimi's The Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful. Campbell made the announcement himself via his Twitter page.
I. Am. In. Oz. Sam Raimi refuses to tell me what character I will portray. Just know that the role is PIVOTAL.
Campbell included a photo of himself and Raimi from the Evil Dead movies, which is where both the actor and director got their starts. Since then, Campbell has appeared in nearly every movie Raimi has directed since, including cameos in all three Spider-Man movies.
Oz: The Great and Powerful just started production at the end of last month in Campbell's and Raimi's home state of Michigan. James Franco is playing the title role of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, and was written by Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole). The cast includes Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams as the three witches Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, respectively, along with Zach Braff as Franco's circus assistant and the voice of a CGI winged monkey named Finley, and Joey King as the voice of CGI character China Girl. The prequel opens on March 8, 2013. Paradise Lost, Nurse 3D, and Argo get more cast members >> Posted 08.05.11 by Ryan
The first piece of artwork from director Alex Proyas' (Knowing, I, Robot) new movie, Paradise Lost, that was unveiled during the Legendary Entertainment panel at the recent San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) has now been released online. The artwork features Lucifer (Bradley Cooper), the central character, if not protagonist, of the movie and of the 17-century poem of the same name by John Milton. Other than Cooper, who made an appearance at SDCC alongside Proyas in support of the movie, no other cast members have been announced. more about Paradise Lost >> Posted 07.29.11 by BrentJS
This year's 2011 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) may be lacking the participation of some of the major movie studios that have helped to boost the convention's popularity in recent years with their star-studded Hall H movie panels and presentations — just weeks away, it's still not entirely clear which studios will be attending and which won't be.
However, the absence of some of the regulars has simply left a gap that other studios are eager to fill. Case in point: Legendary Entertainment. Despite being the co-producer of such comic book adaptations as Superman Returns, Watchmen, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the currently in production The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), Legendary has never held its own standalone panel at SDCC, but it will host one this year. Legendary sent out a press release yesterday announcing the panel and listing the four movies that it plans to promote: Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, and Mass Effect. more about Legendary's Comic-Con panel >> Posted 07.07.11 by BrentJS