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Dante's Inferno

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Release Date: TBA

Genres: Horror, Video Game          

Production Phase: Script Stage

Studio: Universal Pictures   Production Company: Strike Entertainment

Who's Making It: Marc Abraham (Producer), Eric Newman (Producer), Dan Harris (Screenwriter),

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Superman Returns and X2: X-Men United co-screenwriter Dan Harris has been hired by Universal to write the screenplay. Based on that piece of news we're bumping the phase of this project up to "script stage". [Full story]

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Universal Pictures has emerged with the movie rights to EA's hellish video game in development. After besting four other studios, sources tell Variety that Uni won the battle by paying an option fee upfront and a promise to deliver a final paycheck figure somewhere in the seven figure range. Electronic Arts Entertainment vice president Patrick J. O'Brien and the game's creator Jonathan Knight will be involved with the production of the movie but it's unknown if they will receive a final screen credit. Strike Entertainment partners Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce the film.

EA still has not confirmed the existence of the game which is rumored to let players take a journey through the different levels of Hell as envisioned by Dante.

This is the second EA video game property to wind up in development at Universal in as many weeks; the other Uni/EA project is an adaptation of the third-person action game Army of Two.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

The movie rights for a top secret video game in development at Electronic Arts are up for grabs in a bidding war with several Hollywood studios. Variety breaks word that the game is based on the epic 14th century poem Dante's Inferno, or The Divine Comedy, but reimagined in a modern setting. Five studios were submitting bids for the property, those being Warner Bros., Universal, New Regency, MGM and Paramount. By the end of the today Warners had dropped out.

The property is considered to be worthy of a tentpole release, thus the attention from the major tinseltown players. Neither Electronic Arts, nor their representation at United Talent Agency, chose to comment on Variety's story.

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