This project seemed doomed from the start. Bradley Cooper playing the Devil? A big budget adaptation from a poem? C’mon!
Paradise Lost, Legendary Pictures’ big-budget, special effects-laden take on the John Milton classic poem, has been shut down.
The movie was to have been directed by Alex Proyas and to have starred Bradley Cooper as Lucifer. The rest of the cast included Djimon Hounsou, Casey Affleck, Benjamin Walker, Camilla Belle and Rufus Sewell.
The project couldn’t overcome, according to sources, two hand-in-hand challenges: budget and special effects. The budget was more than $120 million and was responsible for one postponement already.