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'Evil Dead' director Fede Alvarez in talks to turn 'Dante's Inferno' game into a movie

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Fede Alvarez (Gage Skidmore - FLICKR)
Fede Alvarez (Gage Skidmore - FLICKR)

Yet another video game is headed towards the big screen, and the director of this year's Evil Dead remake may be the person behind the camera. Deadline reports that Fede Alvarez is currently in talks to helm the feature film version of the Electronic Arts game Dante's Inferno. Loosely based on Dante Alighieri's epic poem, the 2010 game tells the story of a knight — also named Dante — who hacks, slashes, and jumps his way through the nine rings of hell. EA is co-producing the film for Universal Pictures, which won the feature film rights several years ago.

Video games have become an increasingly popular source material for film adaptations. Ubisoft recently closed a deal with Sony Pictures to make a Watch Dogs movie, adaptations of Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell are currently underway, and next March DreamWorks will be releasing a Need For Speed movie staring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. Alvarez first got widespread attention for his sci-fi short Panic Attack!, which he reportedly made for only $300. That project led directly to the director's involvement on the Evil Dead remake. If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, be sure to check out Panic Attack! below.