Would you like to travel to the ninth level of hell?
Warner Bros would, it seems. Deadline are reporting that the studio plans a big screen take on the first third of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic poem, The Divine Comedy from screenwriter Dwain Worrell, who scripted Walking the Dead – not The Walking Dead.
The poem begins on Easter weekend in the year 1300 and is divided in three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. It tells the story of Danto whose love, Beatrice, dies and who is then guided by dead poet Virgil through the nine circles of Hell, where he sees the unspeakable torments endured by sinners.
I tis believed that the movie will see Dante try to save his love, even though in the original story Beatrice saves Dante.
This is not to be confused with Universal Pictures’ Dante’s Inferno movie, directed by Evil Dead‘s Fede Alvarez, based on the EA game of the same name.
So there you have it, Warners really are going to hell…