One of the best horror films of 2005 was Sony's Exorcism of Emily Rose, which made a whopping $75 million domestically. The film was the typical good vs. evil storyline, which always plays over with religious horror fanatics. Today it was announced that Scott Derrickson, who co-wrote and directed "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," is attached to direct and will help develop the screenplay for Legendary Pictures' Paradise Lost. Read on for more details on Derrickson's next battle with the Devil...
Legendary Pictures is developing a live-action film of one of English literature's watershed works, John Milton's Paradise Lost, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Scott Derrickson, who co-wrote and directed "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," is attached to direct and will help develop the screenplay. Written in 1667, Milton's epic poem revolves around the fall of man and the classic battle of good vs. evil, telling along the way the story of Satan/Lucifer, the angel who tries to overthrow God, and the temptation of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Legendary has optioned a script by Byron Willinger and Phil DeBlasi, which will be developed by Derrickson. Stuart Hazeldine ("Battle Chasers," "Knowing") is now doing additional writing.