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Djimon Hounsou will become the angel of death in Paradise Lost

08.22.2011

Alex Proyas' PARADISE LOST has found its angel of death in Djimon Hounsou.

Hounsou will join Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker in the story about an, "epic war in heaven between archangels Lucifer (Cooper) and Michael (Walker), including the latter's role in Adam and Eve's fall from grace. Hounsou will play Abdiel, the angel of death."

Proyas spoke about the characters and the task of adapting the John Milton epic earlier this month:

"I've sometimes thought that only an insane person would want to make this movie, because it's visually audacious and has to live up to a classic poem that is so beloved. I don't think the visuals could have been done justice until now, which is the great fun of being a film director in this modern age of visual effects. Despite all those possibilities, the characters are what's most important. His deal isn't closed yet, but I think there's a wonderful duality about Ben's persona, this combination of great strength and perfect innocence that works so well for Michael. And Bradley is the most charming guy you'll ever meet, with this extraordinary charisma. Lucifer was the brightest and smartest of the archangels, and even as he descended into evil and evolved into Satan, he's not just some black-and-white villain. Bradley brings extraordinary depth to that journey."

Production on the film begins early next year.

Extra Tidbit: Who would make a better Black Panther? Djimon Hounsou or Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje? You are allowed to throw in your own suggestions.
Source: VarietyDeadline

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5:29AM on 08/25/2011

In answer to the tidbit....

*Adewale

*Idis Elba

*Chiwetol Ejiofer

*Michael Jai White

I'm sure there are other names out there...

*Adewale

*Idis Elba

*Chiwetol Ejiofer

*Michael Jai White

I'm sure there are other names out there...

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12:42AM on 08/24/2011

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Mr. Eko for sure.
Mr. Eko for sure.
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1:48PM on 08/23/2011
This movie sounds BAD to the ASS! I was so looking forward to Snipes or Djimon as Panther but they're older now so I too would go with Chiwetel Ejiofor
This movie sounds BAD to the ASS! I was so looking forward to Snipes or Djimon as Panther but they're older now so I too would go with Chiwetel Ejiofor
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11:37AM on 08/23/2011
This sounds like the little (big budget) film that could, so far. The original poem is one of my all-time favourites, so I really hope that this turns out to be something grand rather than another cgi mess.
This sounds like the little (big budget) film that could, so far. The original poem is one of my all-time favourites, so I really hope that this turns out to be something grand rather than another cgi mess.
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9:16AM on 08/23/2011

Finally, Djimon is back!

Seems like he's been relatively absent from film for a long time and hasn't had a decent role since Blood Diamond and that was 5 years ago. I love Djimon and am glad to see him back..Still, a battle between heaven and hell seems like a massive undertaking, even for Hollywood. I'm skeptical that this film will ever be completed.
Seems like he's been relatively absent from film for a long time and hasn't had a decent role since Blood Diamond and that was 5 years ago. I love Djimon and am glad to see him back..Still, a battle between heaven and hell seems like a massive undertaking, even for Hollywood. I'm skeptical that this film will ever be completed.
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6:29AM on 08/23/2011

et

Idris Elba or Michael Jai White, not sure if they fit the part, but goddamit they'd be great at ass kicking!
Idris Elba or Michael Jai White, not sure if they fit the part, but goddamit they'd be great at ass kicking!
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4:11AM on 08/23/2011
Chiwetel Ejiofor would be my pick for Black Panther. He's already shown he can handle action in Red Belt, be a badass in Serenity, and he's an all-around great actor.
Chiwetel Ejiofor would be my pick for Black Panther. He's already shown he can handle action in Red Belt, be a badass in Serenity, and he's an all-around great actor.
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3:10AM on 08/23/2011
I love Djimon Hounsou, so this makes me happy! It's incredible, especially considering his thick accent and intense acting style, how he's for the most part avoided typecasting. Although every so often he'll be the go to guy to play an impoverished African villager, or a slave, it's great how often he manages to play parts such as these. Good on him!
I love Djimon Hounsou, so this makes me happy! It's incredible, especially considering his thick accent and intense acting style, how he's for the most part avoided typecasting. Although every so often he'll be the go to guy to play an impoverished African villager, or a slave, it's great how often he manages to play parts such as these. Good on him!
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9:29PM on 08/22/2011

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My pick for Black Panther would be Erik King (aka Sgt. Doakes from 'Dexter).

The guy was terrific on the show and could bring real depth to the character.
My pick for Black Panther would be Erik King (aka Sgt. Doakes from 'Dexter).

The guy was terrific on the show and could bring real depth to the character.
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3:44AM on 08/23/2011
No one says "motherfucker" quite like Erik King.
No one says "motherfucker" quite like Erik King.
9:09PM on 08/22/2011
Cooper as Lucifer? Really, Hollywood?
Cooper as Lucifer? Really, Hollywood?
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9:22PM on 08/22/2011
Having Cooper as Lucifer sounds like perfect casting. Like the article said, Cooper has enough charm, charisma, and wit to pull the role off nicely.

And 'High Tension'. Really?
Having Cooper as Lucifer sounds like perfect casting. Like the article said, Cooper has enough charm, charisma, and wit to pull the role off nicely.

And 'High Tension'. Really?
4:02AM on 08/23/2011
No offense Solo, but you lose the right to mock other people's avatars when yours is set to Ryan Reynolds.
No offense Solo, but you lose the right to mock other people's avatars when yours is set to Ryan Reynolds.
9:01PM on 08/22/2011
Bring back Christopher Walken as Gabirel.
Bring back Christopher Walken as Gabirel.
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8:57PM on 08/22/2011
I love digimon.
I love digimon.
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7:56PM on 08/22/2011
At least the black dude won't die first. Har har har.
At least the black dude won't die first. Har har har.
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