Universal Gets Movie Rights for EA's Dante's Inferno

Universal Pictures has won the bidding war for the rights to develop a movie adaptation of an unannounced Electronic Arts franchise, rumored to be a video game based off the famous Dante's Inferno poem.

It's the second deal in just as many weeks for EA and Universal, which recently partnered the Army of Two movie. Game creator Jonathan Knight and EA VP Patrick O'Brien will be closely involved in the adaptation, according to Variety.

EA will produce the hell-centric flick with Children of Men producers Eric Newman and Marc Abraham. Both Newman and Abraham hail from Universal's Strike Entertainment, which aided in the production of Bring It On Again and the Dawn of the Dead remake.

The Dante's Inferno game and its journey through the depths of hell are expected to arrive next year on unknown platforms. A release estimate for the film was not provided.