Paradise Lost was to be a big budget adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem of the same name, but now Legendary Pictures have officially pulled the plug on the project.

The reason for this was that the budget was going to have to be bigger than first thought, one of ‘Avatar‘ proportions rather than the $120million that was first thought.

Bradley Cooper was set to lead the film alongside a very well known cast that also featured Ben Walker, Djimon Hounsou, Rufus Sewell and Camille Belle. It was to be directed by Alex Proyas who previously worked on I, Robot and Knowing.

This decision now means that the big names attached to the film have free schedules and are expected to be in high demand for upcoming features.