Dante's Inferno begins production; based on game and poem

Electronic Arts Inc. and Starz Media's Film Roman announced the start of production on an animated movie based on Dante's Inferno.

The feature-length project will expand on the story in EA's new game coming out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010, which in turn is based on part one of Dante Alighieri's epic Italian poem The Divine Comedy.

Just as the poem and game take players on a stunning journey through the nine circles of hell, the Dante's Inferno animated feature will also follow Dante as he travels through limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery in search of his true love, Beatrice.

To give added distinction among each of the nine circles, EA and Film Roman (co-producers) are commissioning unique visions from multiple studios with experience creating some of the top anime in the industry to tell this classic story.

Film Roman's Joe Goyette (Dead Space: Downfall) is the producer on the project. Victor Cook (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Hellboy Animated: Blood & Iron) is directing, and Brandon Auman (Iron Man: Armored Adventures) is writing.

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