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

Sep. 17, 2013by: Niki Stephens

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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7:03PM on 09/17/2013
Is anyone really dying for an adaptation of that forgettable God of War clone??? C'Mon Hollywood, at least give us an adaptation for something we will give a shit about! Like God of War!
Is anyone really dying for an adaptation of that forgettable God of War clone??? C'Mon Hollywood, at least give us an adaptation for something we will give a shit about! Like God of War!
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7:55PM on 09/17/2013
This could be awesome I almost wish that they would just adapt the poem instead of the video game though.
This could be awesome I almost wish that they would just adapt the poem instead of the video game though.
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7:58PM on 09/17/2013

So this gets made before Paradise Lost?

As ThunderStorm mentioned, why not just adapt the poem instead of the video game? Plus, I can't imagine any complexity to this, only mindless violence.
As ThunderStorm mentioned, why not just adapt the poem instead of the video game? Plus, I can't imagine any complexity to this, only mindless violence.
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10:14PM on 09/17/2013
Really? This over God of War?
Really? This over God of War?
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10:21PM on 09/17/2013
While I doubt it will be ten percent as hardcore as the anime, Fede at the wheel gives me hope considering he didn't shy from the darkness of Evil Dead.
While I doubt it will be ten percent as hardcore as the anime, Fede at the wheel gives me hope considering he didn't shy from the darkness of Evil Dead.
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10:54PM on 09/17/2013

Unfortunate

I thought Evil Dead was really impressive. Kinda wish his follow up was something different than this
I thought Evil Dead was really impressive. Kinda wish his follow up was something different than this
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11:05PM on 09/17/2013
While I doubt it will be ten percent as hardcore as the anime, Fede at the wheel gives me hope considering he didn't shy from the darkness of Evil Dead.
While I doubt it will be ten percent as hardcore as the anime, Fede at the wheel gives me hope considering he didn't shy from the darkness of Evil Dead.
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12:02AM on 09/18/2013
Fede's "Evil Dead" brought me back to horror and good ol' fashion gore, after years of doubting the genre. The Divine Comedy is one of the greatest works of all time. I'm excited to see his take, which I'm sure the visuals will be insane. Been waiting for this one for a long time.

But agree with ThunderStorm, hope the source material is the poem, not the video game.
Fede's "Evil Dead" brought me back to horror and good ol' fashion gore, after years of doubting the genre. The Divine Comedy is one of the greatest works of all time. I'm excited to see his take, which I'm sure the visuals will be insane. Been waiting for this one for a long time.

But agree with ThunderStorm, hope the source material is the poem, not the video game.
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8:58AM on 09/18/2013
I agree with some of the other's. Why not just adapt the original work instead of a video game that adapted it for gameplay purposes. Unless they're betting on their target audience being more familiar with it as the video game. I'll wait & see. I like the notion of this coming to the big screen, but it could go horribly wrong in an instant. Seriously, how many video games flicks have been really good? Sure, some have been successful, Resident Evil has 5 installments, but how many have actually
I agree with some of the other's. Why not just adapt the original work instead of a video game that adapted it for gameplay purposes. Unless they're betting on their target audience being more familiar with it as the video game. I'll wait & see. I like the notion of this coming to the big screen, but it could go horribly wrong in an instant. Seriously, how many video games flicks have been really good? Sure, some have been successful, Resident Evil has 5 installments, but how many have actually been GOOD films? I like the Resident Evil flicks well enough. I've got the BluRay box set. I'll also be the 1st to admit that I just watch them for the zombies & the action because they don't have much else.
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