I just hope that Legendary Pictures keeps a couple of things in mind with this adaptation. First, most of the characters are boring. Adam and Eve are hopelessly naive and lovey-dovey. God's a bit of an impenetrable jerk. And the Son just sort of sits around and glows obnoxiously. If it takes aerial warfare to spice things up, fine. But cast a seriously phenomenal actor as Satan, because you're going to need it. Second, don't skimp on the special effects. This isn't some cheap-angels-attack-a-diner-Legion-style penny-ante conflict. This is the big one.
But really, all this hot mess of an idea illustrates is that we need an awesome Milton biopic. Dude was a forward-thinking advocate for free speech, divorce, and consent of the governed who became Cromwell's chief polemicist and a censor himself. And then wrote Paradise Lost. While blind. By memorizing his composition every night before bed and dictating it the next day. That's a life that needs no aerial combat or special effects to spice it up. But just like Paradise Lost, it does demand a completely terrific lead actor.
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