Legendary Pictures is negotiating with Benjamin Walker to play the archangel Michael in Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost, the action epic battle between good and evil that is inspired by the John Milton poem, reports Deadline.
Walker, who just wrapped the title role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will go mano a mano against Bradley Cooper’s Lucifer in the war that began all wars. After being cast out of Heaven, Lucifer mounts an army that battles the forces of good, and the film will have cutting-edge visual effects that will make these battles resemble 300 meets Lord of the Rings — but with winged warriors.
There are three major battle set pieces, Proyas said. One that takes place in Heaven, another in Hell, and a third in Eden.