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Warner Bros. acquires pitch based on Dante's Inferno

08.21.2015
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According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has picked up a pitch from screenwriter Dwain Worrell titled DANTE'S INFERNO, a big screen take on Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri's three part epic poem The Divine Comedy. The movie is being described as an epic love story, with Dante descending "through the nine circles of hell to save the woman he loves," which sounds more than a little like the plot of the 2010 Visceral Games video game of the same name.

Gianni Numnari's Hollywood Gang and Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road are set to produce the planned film, and Deadline says Warner Bros. is "excited by its scale and franchise potential." Dwain Worrell is working on an adaptation of the Jose Padilha short story Mindcorp for WB, and last year Amazon Studios acquired his THE WALL script, a thriller "about a deadly cat-and-mouse contest waged by an American sharpshooter and the Iraqi sniper who has him pinned behind a small chunk of concrete." Worrel also penned the scripts for 2015's OPERATOR and 2010's WALKING THE DEAD.

The project doesn't have a director yet since it is still in the early stages of development, but who do want behind the camera for DANTE'S INFERNO?

Source: Deadline

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11:32AM on 08/21/2015

Could Be Great

Personally, I'd try and make a movie based on Niven and Pournelle's modern version of 'Inferno'. Dante's 'Divine Comedy' is a great trilogy, but it's a very dense read, especially as it is entirely written in quatrains. Either way it's great theological fantasy.
Personally, I'd try and make a movie based on Niven and Pournelle's modern version of 'Inferno'. Dante's 'Divine Comedy' is a great trilogy, but it's a very dense read, especially as it is entirely written in quatrains. Either way it's great theological fantasy.
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8:48AM on 08/21/2015
Could be a great movie, especially if the base it off the poem. Whether you are a Christian or not it is a phenomenal piece of work. Also, this makes me remember the sad fact that Proyas' Paradise Lost film got cancelled which is another epic poem ripe for a big screen debut.
Could be a great movie, especially if the base it off the poem. Whether you are a Christian or not it is a phenomenal piece of work. Also, this makes me remember the sad fact that Proyas' Paradise Lost film got cancelled which is another epic poem ripe for a big screen debut.
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