This is going to be insane. Universal Pictures has just set Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez behind the camera of Dante’s Inferno. The flick will be based off the EA game of the same name, which is based on part one of the medieval epic poem, The Divine Comedy, commonly referred to as Dante’s Inferno, by Dante Alighieri. Whether or not your a fan of Alvarez’s take on Sam Raimi’s classic The Evil Dead, there’s no doubting that his use of practical effects and gut-punching gore was absolutely brilliant.
While video game adaptations are known for having a terrible track record, Alvarez and Dante’s Inferno are a match made in horror heaven. The game itself is detailed as hell as you watch the hero descend through 9 rings of hell, each of them with a totally different and terrifying theme. With Alvarez’s skillful use of practical effects and his phenomenal eye for gore, this could potentially be one of the most badass and insane trips to hell we’ve ever seen. Seriously folks, this is one you should be excited about!
The protagonist, Dante Aligheri is a knight who with the help of the poet Virgil ventures into the nine rings of hell to rescue his beloved Beatrice. In the process, he becomes an unwitting pawn in an ancient war between heaven and hell.
Now, who’s going to play our hero, Dante?
The screenplay was penned by Jay Basu and Bruce McKenna. Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing with EA Entertainment vice president Patrick O’Brien.