that four movie studios are currently bidding for the film rights to Electronic Arts' as-yet unnannounced game based on Dante's Inferno
. EA's recently been on a movie deal bender, selling the rights to films based on Army of Two
(suckers) and Mass Effect
, but this is the first real "cart before horse" deal we've heard about.
We've certainly seen some high-profile game-to-movie deals in recent memory, with Gore Verbinski helming BioShock
and Brett Ratner taking on God of War
. Maybe it doesn't matter that movie executives are bidding on the rights to a game that nobody has seen, but for our money we'd like to know if there's an audience for it first.