Alex Proyas’ PARADISE LOST to be motion captured; hitting late 2013

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 20th, 2011

One of the odder casting choices in recent memory comes thanks to Alex Proyas and his upcoming take on Milton’s iconic piece, Paradise Lost. The film will star Bradley Cooper, in one of his most out of the box roles, as Lucifer.

However, according to Ausfilm (via The Playlist), those looking to see Cooper decked out as the devil himself, may be disappointed. The outlet is reporting that the film will have a huge production culminating in 100 complete weeks of work (20 weeks pre-production, eight weeks of shooting and 72 weeks of post), and will motion captured instead of live action.

The film looks at the battle between Lucifer and Michael, and with the immense battles portrayed here, it’s not all that shocking that Proyas is going this route, and with the long production time, it should give Legendary, the studio behind the picture, enough time to really craft a beautiful feature.

Overall, while no start date has been announced, I’m actually really intrigued to see what can come of this. Cooper is an inspired choice for the lead role, and with Proyas behind the camera, this could be really solid. Sure, motion capture has its issues, but this writer will be keeping his fingers crossed, hoping for this thing to live up to the potential.

What do you think?

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