I thought this would be interesting to share. Recently I discovered, while watching TV, a commercial for a new movie. The movie is called Inferno and is about man who wakes up with amnesia and while trying to recover his memories must stop a villain from unleashing a virus that could wipe out half the worlds population. I was curious about the movie because obviously Inferno is also the name of the first book in the Divine Comedy. I have to admit that after I made that connection I immediately wondered if they were hoping to make the movie into a trilogy. I decided to look up some of the posters for the movie to see if there would be any hints.
One poster I found showed white for the top main portion of the poster, but towards the bottom there was a city that was placed upside down and behind the city it was completely black. A dagger also went through the word Inferno on the poster.
Another poster I found was from Italy. This poster towards the bottom and under the main title has the words “lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate” which translates to “abandon all hope, ye who enter”.
The final poster I looked at had the words “every clue will take him deeper” with a weird architectural swirl behind the main actor (Tom Hanks).
The plot summary and the posters lead me to believe that the writer, director, and cast are trying to create their own version of Inferno from the Divine Comedy. I wonder if the movie will subtly take lines or plot points from the original Inferno and if there will be a second and third movie each named after the second and third parts from the Divine Comedy (Purgatorio =Purgatory and Paradiso = Paradise).
Underneath this line are the links to the pictures of the posters if you want to look at them closer (they are in order from first to third)
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