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Universal Sends Harris to Dante's Inferno

Universal Pictures has hired Dan Harris to write the screenplay for EA videogame adaptation DANTE'S INFERNO, per VARIETY. Harris co-wrote X-MEN 2 and SUPERMAN RETURNS.

EA VP Patrick O'Brien and game creator Jonathan Knight are involved in developing the film, about a journey through the depths of hell. Strike Ent.'s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are producing with EA Entertainment. Universal bought the rights last fall, before the game's title had even been officially announced, in a four-studio bidding war.

The studio is also working with EA to develop ARMY OF TWO with THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM writer Scott Z. Burns penning the script for producer Scott Stuber.

EA is also working with Fox and producer John Davis on THE SIMS and producer Avi Arad on MASS EFFECT.