So, I see they’ve greenlighted a film based on Paradise Lost. I suppose it might be pretty good but (and I’m ashamed to admit it), I was never able to work my way through Milton’s work and worry that given they’ve decided for it to be”crafted as an action vehicle that will include aerial warfare, possibly shot in 3D.” the heavenly hosts might, in fact, demonstrate their wrath upon the human race.
If you’re going to go that route, I’d recommend a film adaptation of Steven Brust‘s To Reign in Hell. It’s a clever update of the story of the Battle for Heaven with lots of room for action and (if the film makers decide to go totally edgy) a good plot with interesting characters. Since they won’t do that, check out the book, it’s a lot of fun.