Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Inferno, the first of three books of Dante Alighieri‘s epic 14th century poem The Divine Comedy, in which a fictionalized Dante passes through Hell, Purgatory, and finally Heaven, isn’t really a romance. It’s a social and political critique, almost a satire in places, and part of a giant allegory about a personal journey to achieve an understanding of God.
But, sure, for a movie, make it a love story. The latest attempt to make a Dante’s Inferno movie at a major studio just landed at Warner Bros. thanks to a pitch that structures the story as Dante’s quest to save his love Beatrice. Read More »