Fede Alvarez made a successful jump to feature-length movies this summer with Evil Dead, and while he’s already got a sequel to that film in the works, he’s now adding another film, as Deadline reports that he is in talks to direct Dante’s Inferno, an adaptation of the Electronic Arts video game.
The project has been in development for a long time, as Universal secured the rights to the game in 2008, two years before its release. It is unsurprisingly based on the Dante Aligheri’s famous literary work, following Dante, who in the game is a knight, who teams up with the poet Virgil to rescue Dante’s lover Beatrice from the nine rings of hell. He eventually becomes a pawn in a war between heaven and hell.
Jay Basu (The Dinosaur Project) wrote the most current draft of the screenplay, with Bruce C. McKenna writing an earlier draft. There’s no news on when it might shoot.