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Bradley Cooper and Alex Proyas’ ‘Paradise Lost’ Gets Delayed
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While any and all tentpole projects can get a fair bit of funding, it’s the more intriguing pieces that appear to be getting the bad end of their respective deals.

The latest project to get delayed is, according to Deadline, Legendary Pictures’ upcoming film, Paradise Lost.

Helmed by Alex Proyas, the film is set to star Bradley Cooper, Djimon Honsou, Casey Affleck, Camilla Belle, and Callan McAuliffe, and will obviously be based on the John Milton poem, which follows the story of “the battle between good and evil.”

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Director Peter Jackson Funding Quest To Prove West Memphis Three’s Innocence, Find Real Killer
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Paradise Lost

Just a few days ago, filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were on hand to film a new ending for their hit HBO documentary series, Paradise Lost. The moment was was when the West Memphis Three“”who had been imprisoned for almost two decades for the murders of three young boy scouts””were set free after DNA testing that didn’t exist when they were convicted proved that none of them were involved.

Some rather prestigious celebrity names were very supportive of the trio, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, and their release, doing everything in their power to see justice done. They include Johnny Depp, Eddie Vedder, Henry Rollins, and Natalie Maines, as well as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson and his partner, Fran Walsh.

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With The Release Of the West Memphis Three, ‘Paradise Lost 3’ Gets New Ending
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The upcoming release of Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the third and likely final film in Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky‘s award-winning HBO documentary series chronicling the strange case of the West Memphis Three and the circumstances that resulted in their wrongful imprisonment nearly two decades ago, just got a radically different ending.

Today all three members of the group — Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr., and Jason Baldwin — were released on suspended sentences with time served after spending seventeen years behind bars. They were convicted in 1994 for the brutal slaying of three 8-year-old Boy Scouts — Stevie Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers — in the wooded Robin Hood Hills area of West Memphis, Arkansas. The killing was said to have been committed as part of a Satanic ritual. Echols, who was 18 years old at the time, was given the death penalty, while Misskelley, 17, was given life imprisonment plus 40 years, and Baldwin, 16, was given life. Due to the lack of DNA testing available at the time and the questions that arose surrounding the police investigation and the three teenagers’ subsequent conviction, the case became a focal point of controversy across the country. It wasn’t until 2007 that testing proved that none of the DNA collected at the scene of the murders belonged to the defendants.

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Benjamin Walker To Play Archangel Michael In ‘Paradise Lost’
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From Abraham Lincoln, to the Archangel Michael, actor Benjamin Walker is having one hell of a run. The star of the upcoming film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has, according to Deadline, joined the cast of the equally intriguing Paradise Lost.

Director Alex Proyas revealed that Walker will join the film’s star, Bradley Cooper, in Paradise Lost, which takes on the legendary Milton story that follows the battle between Michael and Cooper’s Lucifer. The film shoots this January, and will have a script worked on by Stuart Hazeldine, Lawrence Kasdan, and with a recent draft from Ryan Condal.

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Legendary Pictures Bringing ‘Mass Effect’ Movie To Comic–Con
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We all know how bad movies based on games tend to be (and vice versa), but there are some games out there that, if done correctly, could make some pretty fantastic movies.

One of the big ones that jumps to mind is the Mass Effect trilogy. One of the biggest game series to-date, the BioWare property takes the action–RPG to incredible places, making for an intense and compelling story and a truly must–play experience for any gamer out there.

A Mass Effect movie has been whispered about for a while now, dating back to around when Mass Effect 2 was being released where Casey Hudson was quoted saying “Obviously we have a tremendous amount of interest from people in Hollywood to make a major motion picture about Mass Effect. The most important thing for us is, we don’t just want to see a movie get made. We want to see a great movie get made, if it’s going to get done at all.” That was followed by the news that Legendary Pictures had secured the rights to turn the game into a movie, but that was the last we heard about it…until now.

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