Universal Taps X-Men Writer For Trip to Hell

Dan Harris (X-Men 2, Superman Returns) has been set by Universal Pictures to write Dante’s Inferno, a live-action film based on the Electronic Arts vidgame in which players journey through the depths of hell. Strike Entertainment’s Mark Abraham and Eric Newman are producing with EA Entertainment. EA veep Patrick O’Brien and game creator Jonathan Knight are also involved in the development of the film. Universal acquired the title in the fall in a four-studio bidding battle before the EA game even had a formal title.