Bradley Cooper is Lost. Paradise Lost.

Bradley Cooper is “in talks” to star as Lucifer in a big-screen adaptation of John Milton’s epic 17th-century poem “Paradise Lost”. Well, “adaptation” is probably way too strong a word for what Legendary Pictures is trying to do here, though it certainly sounds very cool from the standpoint of a guy who likes things like epic wars between archangels and aerial warfare shot in 3D, both of which the film will apparently have in abundance:

“Paradise Lost” tells the story of the epic war in heaven between archangels Michael and Lucifer, including the latter’s role in Adam and Eve’s fall from grace. Pic will be crafted as an action vehicle that will include aerial warfare, possibly shot in 3D.

Now I don’t know how much of the above actually takes place in the Milton poem, but damn, that sounds like one kickass poem to me.

Word is, no deal has been reached, but Cooper is enthused about the project, and all parties expect to get the handshakes done soon so Alex Proyas (“Dark City”) can direct.

Curiously, Cooper is also in the process of starring in a reboot of “The Crow”, which was — wait for it — originally directed by Alex Proyas.