2008, producer Boris Acosta accomplished an almost impossible
task, that of getting Dante Alighieri's official
from Florence pardoned. After more than 700 years of Dante
Alighieri being exiled, Florence's doors were finally opened to welcome his grand return. Boris Acosta's next step will be to have Dante's remains to be sent from Ravenna to Florence for Dante to finally rest in
peace in his beloved city, as it was his final wish stated on Canto 25 of Paradise. Dante
Alighieri is presently considered the best poet of
Producer Boris Acosta's vision to bring Dante's
Divine Comedy to every possible home in the world
is alive and growing. He started working on several productions
in 2001, first with his impulse to make a live action trilogy
film of Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. Then,
he realized that it would be wiser to start smaller,
since so many productions of this story have been lame and have left much to be desired.
such a huge endeavour demands not just the vision of
one person but the talent and experience of many. Since
2001 the number and class of professionals getting on
board of this humangus project has been staggering.
to mention a few:
Director Armand Mastroianni - The Celestine Prophecy,
He Knows You Are Alone (Tom Hanks),
winner Editor Thom Noble - Witness, Thelma and
Louise, The Mask of Zorro, etc.
winner Production Designer Dan
Hennah – The Hobby trilogy, The Lord of the Rings trilogy,
Assistant Director Sergio
Ercolessi - The Passion of the Christ, Rome,
Marini - The Merchant of Venice (Al Pacino), Callas
Producer and Production Manager Bridget
Bourke - The Lord of the Rings trilogy.Master
and Commander, etc.
Effects Supervisor: Kevin
Pike - Star Trek, Jurassic Park, The Flintstones.
the list goes on and on. Please visit other websites listed
in other pages here to learn more about everybody that is or
has been involved in seriously adapting Dante Alighieri's masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, in several forms.
We Salute You Dante Alighieri!