Lucifer Vs. Archangels In Storyboards For Alex Proyas' PARADISE LOST (Cancelled)
I came across some storyboards that depict an epic aerial battle between Lucifer (Bradley Cooper) and Archangels, Michael (Benjamin Walker) and Gabriel (Casey Affleck). They were created by Michael Anthony Jackson for Alex Proyas defunct Paradise Lost.
In February of 2012, Legendary Pictures pulled the plug on Paradise Lost. It was to be a loose adaptation of John Milton's 17th century poem. Director Alex Proyas ("The Crow") had planned to use the most advanced 3D and motion capture technology to bring the biblical saga to life, but in the end budget concerns were too much to overcome. Legendary, tried numerous times to rework the numbers to get it below $120 million, but it was too daunting a task. At the heart of the issue, was the enormous amount of visual effects that were required for the celestial battles, that involved massive aerial warfare. It would've featured an all-star cast: Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, Benjamin Walker as the archangel Michael, Casey Affleck as Gabriel, Diego Boneta as Adam, Camilla Belle as Eve and Dijmon Hounsou as Abdiel, the Angel of Death.
Storyboards by Michael Anthony Jackson
Official Synopsis: Lucifer and Michael, God's greatest archangels, share the bond of extraordinary friendship until God produces his greatest creation: Man. Unable to remain subservient to God if it means bowing down to humanity, Lucifer begins his dark descent and is cast out — only to plot his revenge.
Source: Michael Anthony Jackson
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