‘Evil Dead’ Director Enters ‘Dante’s Inferno’ and the Nine Circles of Hell!

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Awesome news this Tuesday evening as Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez is in negotiations to direct a live-action adaptation of the Electronic Arts video game Dante’s Inferno for Universal, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

The “Dante’s Inferno” game was released in 2010 for the Xbox and PlayStation platforms. While there’s not much to the story -the game follows the exploits of Dante (re-imagined as a Templar knight) as he journeys through the nine circles of Hell to reclaim the soul of his beloved Beatrice from the hands of Lucifer – Alvarez’s visual effects expertise should really make this a spectacle of sorts!

Alvarez would direct from a script by Jay Basu. Bruce McKenna wrote the original draft.

Eric Newman and Marc Abraham will produce alongside Patrick O’Brien, who serves as VP at EA Entertainment.

Universal’s VP of production Anikah McLaren and creative executive Sara Scott will oversee the project for the studio.

 
  • divisionbell

    Now this I would love to see happen…

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.turney.58 Joshua Turney

    I’m interested in seeing what more he does with Evil Dead.
    ….. but damn if he isn’t perfect for this.

  • Trioxin83

    this is awesome news! I loved the game and if they are making a movie he is a great choice!

  • HorrorFancy

    This sounds delicious.

  • GothicGuido

    I’m down like a clown charlie brown. The game was just A GOW ripoff but a cool concept (too bad the game wasn’t better). Totally down for a movie (maybe it will inspire a new and better game)

    And as somebody mentioned hes a great choice for the movie.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Perfect choice for this. I loved the game so much. Hopefully he can make a fantastic movie. Have to say, though, I’m kind of bummed that this is getting a movie before God of War. I loved Dante’s Inferno, but the God of War games are just amazing.

  • horrorgasm

    Awesome. I hope this will lead to the 2nd game actually being made.