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Bradley Cooper Talks Paradise Lost
Exclusive: Satan shows his on-set snaps

06 December 2011  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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Bradley Cooper Talks Paradise Lost

Certain members of the Empire office like to think they're friends with Bradley Cooper. They're not, of course, but after his Limitless Webchat charm offensive back in March, it's hard not to be a little smitten.

It's important to know this before you watch our interview with the man himself, as it's one of those ramshackle-but-ultimately-worth-it numbers that can only exist after a Hollywood star has enjoyed/endured the Empire webchat experience.

The interview with "The Sexiest Man Alive" was organised primarily to help promote the DVD release of The Hangover Part II, but towards the end of our time with him he shared a few details about something else he's got coming up in his diary: Paradise Lost.

For those not in the know / who weren't forced to study it at school, Paradise Lost is "an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton" - thanks Wikipedia - which some would consider almost unadaptable cinematically.

Not The Crow director Alex Proyas and his star, Cooper. Which makes sense, considering Bradley is the mortal who'll play Lucifer, the angel sent down to hell after angering the Big Man Upstairs.

Details on the whole project are few and far between, so seeing Cooper showed us a few snaps of him "on set" via his Blackberry - it's being shot in motion capture, by the way - whilst mentioning a few bits and pieces really is quite exciting.

To avoid speaking on behalf of Mr. Cooper, here's the man himself talking about how he's preparing for his upcoming three month shoot Down Under (that's Australia, not hell, by the way).

 

Cooper was also meant to appear in a The Crow remake, so we also asked him about how that came to (not actually) pass, details of which you can find below.

 

Going back to Paradise Lost for a moment, what Cooper has to say about his voice changing is especially notable, with the idea of his tone "cracking" as Lucifer falls. Seems a neat idea - but not as neat as our English-to-American idea, of course.

Set for a 2013 release, Paradise Lost will also star Benjamin Walker as Michael, Casey Affleck as Gabriel and Djimon Hounsou as Abdiel.

But the question is, even with the charm of Cooper behind it, are you interested in Alex Proyas' cinematic interpretation of the story of Satan and the temptation of Adam and Eve?

Do you think it'll work on screen? And how would you go about adapting something as unique and extraordinary as Milton's epic? Let us know in the comment box below.


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