EA and Starz Media's Film Roman (Dead Space: Downfall) announced today the start of production on an animated movie based on Dante's Inferno. The feature-length film is said to expand on the story in EA's upcoming Xbox 360 and PS3 action title.

The Dante's Inferno animated feature will follow Dante as he travels through limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery in search of his true love, Beatrice. EA and Film Roman are commissioning unique visions for each of the nine circles of Hell from multiple studios with experience creating some of the top anime in the industry to tell this classic story.

"This is like nothing else out in the marketplace right now - a visually stunning project based on one of the most powerful stories ever told," said Jay Fukuto, Head of Studio for Film Roman. "It could only happen with a partner with the vision and creativity of EA. They were great collaborators on 'Dead Space: Downfall,' and we expect another very rewarding experience with this new feature."

The Dante's Inferno game is being developed at EA Redwood Shores and is scheduled for release in 2010.