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Alex Proyas to Direct 'Paradise Lost'

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Sep 16, 2010 | 9:52am EDT

ALT TEXTHeaven versus hell -- in 3D?

Alex Proyas (I, Robot, Knowing, The Crow) is set to direct the cinematic adaptation of Paradise Lost -- the 17th-century English poem by John Milton -- possibly in 3D. The 10,000 line epic tells the story of the war in heaven between archangels Michael and Lucifer.

According to Variety, Stuart Hazeldine developed the screenplay, which was originally written by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi. (On a side note, could you imagine turning 10,000 lines into a screenplay? Holy crap.)

If there's any director who can take something as epic and apocalyptic as heaven versus hell and not fail at making it totally bad-ass, it's Proyas. He's proven himself successful at combining epic action and heavy drama countless times. This will be his first venture into 3D, but we're confident he'll handle it well.

No word yet on casting, but we're assuming that John Travolta won't be reprising his role as Michael.

Source: Variety

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