Screen Gems Taking 'Devil May Cry' Video Game to the Big Screen

March 1, 2011

Devil May Cry

Since Screen Gems already has the Resident Evil franchise pumping cash back into the company (no matter how terrible the films may be), it only makes sense that the company is looking to adapt a video game that has its foundation in the Resident Evil video game franchise. Variety reports Screen Gems has picked up the feature film rights to the Capcom video game series Devil May Cry with the hopes of creating a new franchise. The story follows a man named Dante who avenges his mother's murder by killing off demons. Though the video game stands on its own two feet now, it was originally supposed to be another installment of Resident Evil.

The game was originally developed as the third installment of the Resident Evil game series, but the game's design and style started to stray away from the franchise, Capcom decided to turn it into an original property. The game has since sold more than 10 million copies around the world. So far five games have been made in the series, so there's plenty of material for writer Kyle Ward (who's also writing the gestating Kane & Lynch video game adaptation) to adapt and turn into an entire feature film franchise. As someone who just doesn't have any confidence in video game franchises turned film franchises, especially with Screen Gems involvement, I can't say I'm all that excited right now. Maybe a good director could change my mind. What do you think?

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  • Anonymous
    Bring it on... anyway it doesn't matter; we can't force them to stop making shitty movies like these. If it's anything like Resident Evil then no thank you!
  • Anonymous
    Why dear god Why!?!?
  • Anonymous
    as long as its DMC3 this new remake of the series im so down 1 and 3 were amazing, 2 and 4 kinda sucked and this new "re-imagining" of Dante is one of the worst things to happen to video games in awhile
    • Swiftest2007
      well said sir!
  • Anonymous
    and it better be as cheesy as the games because the laughable 1 liners and WAY over stylized action is the best part
    • Lamar
      It was bound to happen sometime. I mean c'mon, the campy one-liners and the over the top (and HIGHLY) stylized action, Dante hitting the big screen has been a long time coming. I just hope its GOOD.
  • Desraider
    Videogame movies have a bad track record, we all know it, but I am still interested in seeing what they can do with this property on the big screen, hoping for the best.
  • p86
    i am sorry but this film needs a stellar screen writer not some guy who is writing kane and lynch and has no other notable credits DMC does not have a strong foundation in its story so you need a strong screen writer
  • Mrjzn
    What a lump of shit.
  • Devil May Cry is already serialised in a cartoon, it's like a bad detective story. I remember playing the DMC 1 on the PS2, it was decent. I liked that you could hit a dude with a sword high into the air and then shoot them. I tried it in real life but only with cats, humans were just too heavy. It could be alright I suppose, but as always it'll probably be cackburgers.
  • Bramus
    • Swiftest2007
      Yes i totally agree!
    • Cody W.
      That can be said about every previous game to film adaptation...and they always fail.
      • Not true. Some games aren't just good as movies. Pac-man, Mario, Sonic, etc. lol.
        • Anonymous
          Mario bros. ruled what you talkin about? one of the BEST movies of ALL TIME
  • Bruce Darren Acosta
    I'm not a real fan of DMC but they better follow the storyline from games and does this Kyle Ward know how to play video games no he doesn't he should play the game first and write the story from the game and follow the justice to it. Thank You. BRUCE ACOSTA GERALDTON AUSTRALIA
  • Chris
    Yeah, the big question - Original Flavour Dante or new Emo Diet Dante?
  • Rooneyman
    Zombieland writers need to be behind this.




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