Paradise Lost: John Milton's epic poem from 1667 has shaped and created much of the Western perceptions about Satan, God and the fall of man.
Now it's been greenlighted for a $100 million film adaptation directed by Scott Derrickson (director of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"). (See here).
I wish they wouldn't make this film because of the complexities associated with the fact that the Paradise Lost crew will make decisions that will largely effect how people view and picture this spiritual events and issues, further establishing a non-cannonical interpreted cliff notes to the biblical story.
I am also very curious who they would cast in this film for the gutsy and interesting part of Satan. Satan's role is a strange one as he the central charcter, the protagonist. Satan is the one trying to overcome his own fears. This is a character that has complexity and intrigue...while God's character is rather flat in comparison (God is not neccesarily boring, just not in crisis the way that Satan is).
I kind of picture the part going to Christopher Walken. But what about Willem Dafoe, Colm Feore, Peter Sarsgaard, Johnny Depp, or Tim Robbins.
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