Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

Warner Bros. has announced plans for a film adaptation of part of Dante’s epic 14th century poem The Divine Comedy.

Accoridng to ComingSoon.net,

The original poem, which begins on Easter weekend in the year 1300, is divided in 100 cantos and split into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. Dante himself is the main character who, finding himself lost after the death of his beloved Beatrice, is met in the woods by the long-dead poet Virgil. In Dante’s Inferno, Virgil guides Dante through the nine circles of Hell, revealing various eternal torments suffered by different kinds of sinners.

So looks like it could be your typical romantic comedy through the depths of Hell. Surely Ryan Gosling is up for the part.

Rumor is the studio is interested due to the epic scale and franchise possibilities (because this is Hollywood and of course they are). Warner Bros. purchased the feature pitch Dante’s Inferno from screenwriter Dwain Worrell. Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang and Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road will produce it together. Details on filming, casting, and release are still under wraps, but should be coming soon.

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