The cart has beaten the horse to the finish line as Universal Pictures garnered the film rights to Electronic Art's as-yet unannounced game
, allegedly titled Dante's Inferno
. The studio beat out Paramount, New Regency, MGM and Warner Bros. in the multi-million dollar deal. According to Variety
, the plan is to release the movie closer to the "beginning of the game's life cycle" -- no word on when that will be.
has yet to confirm the game's title, which is simply speculated to be Dante's Inferno
and involves a "journey through the depths of hell." We're still wrapping our brains over a movie being tied to a game's release so soon ... times are a changin'.