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Evil Dead helmer Fede Alvarez to take on adaptation of Dante's Inferno video game

09.17.2013

When it comes to adapting a video game for the big screen there's tons of material to choose from but the challenge is finding something that actually translates well. Universal thought that 2010's DANTE'S INFERNO from EA would be a good choice. Personally I have not played that title though the original literary material from Dante Alighieri (the character's namesake) does serve as a good basis.

Here's some background on the games story:

"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."

Fede Alvarez has jumped on as director. It should be interesting to see what he does with the material after something like EVIL DEAD. Jay Basu wrote the most current version of the script with Bruce McKenna having written the first. Wonder who they will get for the leadů

Source: Deadline

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