Fede Alvarez, Uruguayan director of Evil Dead, will be directing a live-action movie adaptation of Electronic Arts’ 2010 video game, Dante’s Inferno, for Universal Pictures.
Alvarez himself confirmed the rumors in an interview with Collider.com, in which he says:
“It sounds like that might be the next film. We’re super excited about everything on that movie. It’s with Universal. Jay Basu’s the writer, he did great work on the script, we worked together on the story. We’ve got a great script already and we’re about to start casting the film. So it’s pretty close, pretty exciting. Basically we’re making a film based on the biggest mythology about hell ever; the biggest poem about hell. So it’s really something that is super exciting, and it’s not the hell you’ve seen before. It’s completely different form whatever you think. It’s one of those films that if you expect to see lava and caves, you’re not going to get that, it’s a completely new realm and new universe. Horror fans will dig it, because for me it was a good transition to go from Evil Dead to go and do something that is more a big adventure, but set in hell, so of course it’s pretty hardcore just because it’s hell itself. So it’s pretty cool. It’s a cool movie.” — Interview with Haleigh Foutch, “Fede Alvarez Talks From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Working with Robert Rodriguez, Evil Dead 2, Machina, Dante’s Inferno, and More,” Collider (May 6, 2014)
See also: Dante Today’s post about the EA video game.
Contributed by Sarah Montross