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Copper Lands In "Paradise" By June?

January 28, 2012

Delayed indefinately back in December–due to budget issues–it seems Paradise Lost might shoot by the Summer. Unlike some other projects whose delay would portend that the entire project was being dropped, there was never any doubt that ‘Paradise’ would not get going again.

The film takes John Milton‘s classic 17th century poem “Paradise Lost” story and reimagines it with a family friendly, action-oriented slant that might be shot in 3D.

The story follows the fallen angel Lucifer (Bradley Cooper) who, after being cast out of Heaven, mounts an army that battles the forces of good. Michael (Benjamin Walker) Lucifer’s brother and the leader of said good forces.

Cooper tells The Playlist: “We’re going to hopefully start in June. Everything’s going great. I mean, nothing’s done until we’re up and shoointg

Casting had been set before the delay Camilla Belle and Diego Boneta will pair up as Adam and Eve Casey Affleck will play the part of Gabriel, the chief of the angelic guards who watch over Paradise Djimon Hounsou has been cast as the Angel of Death Callan McAuliffe will play the role of the Archangel Uriel, one of the first seven archangels created by God and the dedicated second-in-command to Michael who leads Heaven’s army against Lucifer’s rebellion. Dominic Purcell will portray the angel Jerahmeel who falls in love with Lucifer and is renamed Moloch after becoming his right-hand man. Rufus Sewell will play Samael, Lucifer’s partisan who urges him to start the rebellion in Heaven.

Alex Proyas is directing the pic.

At last report the parties involved were attempting to cut 10% and 15% of the proposed $120 million budget for “Lost” a heavily motion-capped live-action film. If the eight week shoot begins in June, Cooper would likely go into”The Hangover Part III ” which he’s previously suggested would begin filming in September.

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