Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
In November, Universal Pictures won a bidding war to develop a big screen movie adaptation of Dante’s Inferno, the yet-to-be-released video game from Electronic Arts. Variety reports that Dan Harris, screenwriter of Superman Returns and X2: X-Men United, has been hired to pen the adaptation.
The property is a modern interpretation of the famous poem written by Dante Alighieri in the early 1300’s. The narrative poem describes Dante’s imaginary journey through the nine circles of hell where they see sinners being punished for their sins on Earth. If you want to see what the film might look like (think-Zack Snyder), check out the trailer that was released last month.