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

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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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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments

1

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 on Mar 1, 2011

2

Why dear god Why!?!?

Anonymous on Mar 1, 2011

3

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

Anonymous on Mar 1, 2011

4

well said sir!

Swiftest2007 on Mar 2, 2011

5

and it better be as cheesy as the games because the laughable 1 liners and WAY over stylized action is the best part

Anonymous on Mar 1, 2011

6

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.

Lamar on Mar 1, 2011

7

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.

Desraider on Mar 1, 2011

8

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

p86 on Mar 1, 2011

9

What a lump of shit.

Mrjzn on Mar 1, 2011

10

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.

Crapola on Mar 1, 2011

11

noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bramus on Mar 1, 2011

12

DUDE IF THEY DO THIS RIGHT, IT'D BE FCKING AMAZING. LOL

Daniel Vu Tran on Mar 1, 2011

13

Yes i totally agree!

Swiftest2007 on Mar 2, 2011

14

That can be said about every previous game to film adaptation...and they always fail.

Cody W. on Mar 2, 2011

15

Not true. Some games aren't just good as movies. Pac-man, Mario, Sonic, etc. lol.

Daniel Vu Tran on Mar 2, 2011

16

Mario bros. ruled what you talkin about? one of the BEST movies of ALL TIME

Anonymous on Mar 2, 2011

17

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

Bruce Darren Acosta on Mar 1, 2011

18

Yeah, the big question - Original Flavour Dante or new Emo Diet Dante?

Chris on Mar 2, 2011

19

Zombieland writers need to be behind this.

Rooneyman on Mar 2, 2011

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