Casting Bites: ‘Paradise Lost,’ ‘Remains’ and ‘Dark Shadows’

We have three casting bites for you to chew on beginning with Variety’s announcement that Bradley Cooper (Case 39, Hangover and the forthcoming The Crow reboot) is in talks to play Lucifer in Alex Proyas’ adaptation of John Milton’s epic 17th-century poem Paradise Lost for Legendary Pictures. Paradise Lost tells the story of the epic war in heaven between archangels Michael and Lucifer, including the latter’s role in Adam and Eve’s fall from grace. Pic will be crafted as an action vehicle that will include aerial warfare, possibly shot in 3D.

Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare) is set to star in Remains the adaptation of the graphic novel by Steve Niles and Kieron Dwyer that was published by IDW, reports Shocktillyoudrop. Directed by Colin Theyes, Remains follows a blackjack dealer and a dancer in Reno, Nevada find themselves trapped in a casino when a nuclear accident zombifies everyone on earth. The Chiller original production airs this year.

MTV has debunked rumors that Academy Award nominated Michael Sheen (Underworld) would be starring alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. The original followed the life of vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Depp, and his run-ins with various monsters, ghosts, and supernatural creatures.
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Source: Variety, STYD, MTV