Many of you know by now that Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) is working on a version of John Milton’s legendary epic poem, Paradise Lost. Most probably know that Bradley Cooper has been cast as the devil in the film, a brash and arrogant Satan that — despite my reservations — is well suited to The Hangover star. While the rest of the cast is unknown, we do have our first image of Cooper as the Mephistopholes. It’s not the one above. Nor is it this one:
As hard as it might be to believe, it’s actually better, and the effects are so good that Cooper — at least in the eyes — has lost all trace of his Emu-ness. Get an eyeful of this:
Those are the kind of eyes that are likely to keep you up at night. That’ll make you piss your bed. And with that aesthetic, Alex Proyas behind the adaptation, and Lucifer front-and-center, I’m thinking we could be looking at one helluva decent cinematic reworking of a epic Christian poem.