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Dante's Inferno by Visceral Games

A live-action film (as opposed to the already existing anime)based on the EA video game based in turn on the epic poem by Dante Alighieri.

From Wikipedia: “Dante's Inferno is an action-adventure where players take a third-person control of Dante, the game's protagonist, and engage heavily in fast-paced combat, platforming and environment-based puzzles. In the game, Dante's primary weapon is a Death's Scythe that can be used in a series of combination attacks and finishing moves, and his secondary weapon is a Holy Cross that fires a volley of energy as a projectile attack. In addition, Dante can use numerous magic based attacks and abilities channeled from a mana pool to help in combat, many of which are obtained as the game progresses. Another form of combat available to the character is an ability to take control of a large scale demon capable of dealing devastating attacks after its rider has been killed, a tactic oftentimes required to overcome a hazard or obstacle. A quick time event system is used when attempting to discharge the demon of its master and during boss fights, where players must press the highlighted button on screen in order to continue the chain of attacks, or be countered and wounded otherwise.

”Many attack combinations and abilities can be unlocked and/or upgraded in exchange for souls, an in-game currency that is collected upon defeating enemies or locating soul fountains. Each of these purchasable skills fall into two categories; into Holy (represented by blue orbs) and Unholy (represented by red orbs) skill trees. At the beginning of the game, both skill trees are equal in power, but as Dante gains more Holy and Unholy experience in his fights more Holy and Unholy abilities become available for purchase. That experience is collected through the game's “Punish or Absolve” system, where enemies upon defeat are either be punished and dismembered by Death's Scythe or absolved and saved with the Holy Cross. Much experience can also be accumulated in punishing or absolving the damned souls of many famous figures in history that appear in Dante Aligheri's original The Divine Comedy—upon choosing their fates, players enter a mini game where the characters' “sins” move towards the center of the screen, pressing required action symbols once the sin in place. Players are rewarded with more souls and experience the more collected.

“There is plenty of platforming in the combat including swinging between ropes, climbing walls, and the environment-based puzzle sequences can impair progress. In addition, there are numerous hidden passages where biblical relics can be found and equipped to improve a certain ability of Dante's.

”Dante's Inferno is very loosely based on the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy. The player controls Dante, a veteran of the Third Crusade, who chases his beloved Beatrice and attempts to free her soul from Lucifer, who needs to wed a heaven-bound soul to break free of Hell and make another attempt to take over the Throne of God. As his pursuit takes him through the monstrous entities within the nine Circles of Hell to save Beatrice, Dante must face his own sins, his family's past and his war crimes."

Complete descriptions of the characters can be found here:

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Zack Snyder 50% 
  2. 2. Ridley Scott 25% 
  3. 3. Fede Alvarez 25% 

Cast Results

Dante Alighieri Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Gerard Butler 25% 
  2. 2. Dominic Purcell 25% 
  3. 3. Henry Cavill 25% 
  4. 4. Adam Driver 25% 

Beatrice Portinari Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Vanessa Branch 25% 
  2. 2. Katy Mixon 25% 
  3. 3. Gemma Atkinson 25% 
  4. 4. Cara Delevingne 25% 

Virgil Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Max Von Sydow 33% 
  2. 2. Craig Parker 33% 
  3. 3. Liam Neeson 33% 

King Minos Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Ron Perlman 33% 
  2. 2. Frank Langella 33% 
  3. 3. Gerard Butler 33% 

Queen Cleopatra Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Patricia Velasquez 33% 
  2. 2. Angelina Jolie 33% 
  3. 3. Lady Gaga 33% 

Marc Antony Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Orlando Bloom 50% 
  2. 2. Zac Efron 50% 

Alighiero Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Brendan Gleeson 33% 
  2. 2. Ian McNeice 33% 
  3. 3. Harrison Ford 33% 

Lucifer Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Jack Nicholson 33% 
  2. 2. Colm Feore 33% 
  3. 3. Ron Perlman 33% 

Francesco de Polenta Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Caterina Murino 66% 
  2. 2. Dakota Johnson 33% 

Paolo Malatesta Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Billy Zane 50% 
  2. 2. Henry Cavill 50% 

Ciacco Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Danny DeVito 33% 
  2. 2. Peter Dinklage 33% 
  3. 3. Jack Black 33% 

Bella Alighieri Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Pernilla August 66% 
  2. 2. Jennifer Ehle 33% 

Death Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Doug Jones 66% 
  2. 2. Willem Dafoe 33% 


  • Dan: I think Henry Cavill is the perfect actor to play Dante.

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