In Development: Inferno, Hunger Games, and an untitled romantic comedy.

Posted on 18 March 2009 by Quaid

Quaid here.  Sometimes it’s fun to get wind of a film the moment it begins being developed.  At that point, we usually have no idea of what to expect and can make up almost any movie in our heads.

Today, we have three movies that are now “in development.”  Here they are.

dantesvideogameThe first is Dante’s Inferno, which will be written by Dan Harris, a writer on X2 and Superman Returns, and produced for Universal.  It will be based on the EA Games title which has characters journeying to different levels of hell.  Doom 2 anyone?

Next up, Reuters reports that Lionsgate has picked up the worldwide distribution rights to “The Hunger Games,” a young adult fiction series from Scholastic.  The novel’s author, Suzanne Colins, will write the screenplay, the first of a planned trilogy (the second two books haven’t even come out yet).

Finally, Variety reports that Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to an untitled romantic comedy script by Jeremy Garelick.  Garelick will also direct his script whose story revolves around “…what happens when your best friend’s son knocks up your daughter.”  That might be cool.  

That’s all for now.  Two adaptations and one (gasp!) original story.  Go, Hollywood, Go!                           

1 Comments For This Post

  1. ShepRamsey Says:

    I have this feeling like Dante’s Inferno is gonna get a lot of unintentional high-brow traffic.

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