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“Dark City” is, easily, the most underappreciated film of Alex Proyas’ career. It’s the best comic book movie ever made that isn’t based on a comic book movie. The ending is pure awesome, and I would kill for a sequel. Alas, we probably will never get a sequel.
Unless, of course, “Dark City” star Rufus Sewell and director Proyas find that they really, really like working together on “Paradise Lost”, which Sewell has just joined the cast of, and decide, “Hey, let’s make another movie together! How about that ‘Dark City’ sequel!” And yes, if they could get Jennifer Connelly back, that would be nice, too.
Hey, hope springs eternal.
Anyways, Sewell has officially joined the cast of Proyas’ “Paradise Lost”, his big-budget, action epic sorta-kinda based on the John Milton poem about angels battling over us puny humans. Sewell will play Sammael, and joins a cast that already includes Bradley Cooper, Benjamin Walker, Dominic Purcell, and Casey Affleck as warring angels.
Also in the cast are Camilla Belle, Callan McAuliffe, Djimon Hounsou, and Sam Reid.