October 2, 2006KR BlogUncategorized

Dude, really: Milton?!

I’m nearly speechless. I wish I could tell you that I had found this story on my own. Alas, The Chronicle of Higher Education scooped me:

Development Hell: Variety informs us that Legendary Pictures, in partnership with Warner Brothers, is developing a film version of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. To remind you: Lucifer, fresh off his failed coup attempt in heaven, engineers Adam and Eve’s fall from grace.

Click and weep (for kitschy joy? with anguish? your call). This development might be its own sign of the apocalypse–and so soon! I was just getting the hang of this being alive stuff. And I haven’t had a chance to finish reading through my library’s facsimile of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s manuscripts. Guess I’d better step it up before the Fall…falls?