Dante’s Inferno ‘the Animatrix edition’ arrives in 2010
Following the critical success of Dead Space: Downfall, also released by Film Roman in association with EA, this DVD and Blu-ray movie release already reminds us of another project from back in 2003.
And trust us, that is no bad thing.
Both the game and animated movie are – of course – based on part one of Dante Alighieri’s classic poem, The Divine Comedy, better known as ‘Dante’s Inferno’. Each takes players and viewers on a journey through the nine circles of Hell. Dante’s Inferno: The Animated Movie also follows Dante as he travels through limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery in search of his true love, Beatrice.
In order to show each circle of hell through a unique perspective and style, EA and Film Roman are commissioning episodes from multiple studios. 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. Each episode promises to hail from the best animation studios within the USA, Japan and Korea.
Which, of course, reminds us exactly of The Animatrix, the animated movie tie-in for The Matrix Trilogy that commissioned different studios to produce episodes explaining some of the back-story before the two sequels were released. We loved the approach back then, so it would seem foolish not to expect a similar result when Dante’s Inferno: The Animated Movie hits shelves on February 8th 2010.