Legendary damns Paradise Lost to Hollywood hell
Paradise Lost, Alex Proyas’ effects-heavy take on John Milton’s classic poem, has been shut down by backers Legendary Pictures after its budget spiralled out of control.
However, in a hideously prosaic turn of events the $120m-plus budget (plus Legendary’s sudden realisation that you don’t just pick up Avatar-style shots of millions of angels warring in heaven from Poundland) proved too much of a challenge for Paradise Lost’s miserly financiers. Woe unto you and onto your families, even unto the seventh generation, tight-fisted tax collectors – know ye not that the love of money is the root of all evil?
Other actors facing a demonic credit card bill next month as they realise they’ve already spent the salaries they won’t actually get include Casey Affleck and Rufus Sewell.