The project has been in development for many years, with Universal securing the rights to the game in 2008, two years before its release. The game is based on the famous literary work, following Dante Aligheri, a knight who teams up with the poet Virgil to rescue Dante's lover Beatrice from the nine rings of hell. He eventually becomes a pawn in a war between heaven and hell.
Jay Basu (The Dinosaur Project) wrote the most current draft of the screenplay, with Bruce C. McKenna writing an earlier draft. Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing alongside EA Entertainment vice president Patrick O'Brien. No production schedule was given.