‘Devil May Cry’ Heads to Sony’s Screen Gems

Kyle Ward will write a big screen adaptation of the popular Capcom videogame series.

Devil May Cry heads to Sony's Screen Gems
Devil May Cry heads to Sony's Screen Gems
Kyle Ward, the writer behind the upcoming videogame adaptation sequel Hitman 2, has been hired to write a big screen version of Capcom's very popular Devil May Cry series.

The film is being produced through Sony's Screen Gems division. The story of the game revolves around a white haired young man named Dante who must avenge his mother's murder by slaying demons.

The game was originally developed as a third chapter in the Resident Evil series, but when the storyline started to veer in a decidedly off direction, Capcom released it as its own franchise. The game has sold more than 10 million units to date.

Sony's Screen Gems has been quite successful in turning Resident Evil into a continuing movie franchise, and they hope to do the same with Devil May Cry. There are currently five games in Capcom's Devil May Cry series.

Devil May Cry comes to theaters in 2016.

Resident Evil was released March 15th, 2002 and stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (22)

  1. MrBlashmear

    i agree with XxxHolic... they better not @#$% this up... cause im a hardcore DMC fan too and i expect no more or no less than a 5 star masterpiece.

    4 years agoby @MrBlashmearFlag

  2. XxxHolic

    Please god don't f*cking mess this up! D:

    4 years agoby @xxxholicFlag

  3. Ezio

    @Bawnian:I agree.Look at what they did to resident evil,street fighter,mortal kombat.Need I go on?No there should be a line drawn.Games like this,god of war,gears of war,halo and bioshock should be left alone.But I dont see that happening.
    This is severely depressing to me.This is gonna be completely butchered.

    4 years agoby @EzioFlag

  4. WongFu

    Okay lets just cut out the middle man and have someone play the first game as it's being filmed. So that way no one is disappointed.

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  5. Rick Puyat Regala

    this is very CooooooooooooL!! I hope they also made a movie for God of War.. thumbs up if you like.. wait. theres no thumbs up button..ahahhahah

    4 years agoby @Rick-Puyat-RegalaFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    They gonna f*ck it up. just you watch

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Sunnydaze

    The names below are Ryuhei Kitamura and Yuji Shimomura. The accented "u" threw off the html.

    4 years agoby @SunnydazeFlag

  8. Sunnydaze

    Screen Gems! Listen up and listen up good! Give this project to either 1- Y&#251ji Shimomura (who directed the cut scenes in DMC 3 and 4) or 2- Ry&#251hei Kitamura (who directed the cut scenes in the remake of Metal Gear Solid for the Gamecube). Ry&#251hei Kitamura also directed the cult film "Ultimate Versus" to name just one of his many films and Y&#251ji Shimomura directed the film "Death Trance" plus doing the action direction on some of the wildest films ("Ultimate Versus"; "Returner") and cut scenes (Bayonetta; DMC 3&4) ever made. Do you see how my fire-breathing fists are telling you the right way of the Warlock?!!

    4 years agoby @SunnydazeFlag

  9. ejk1

    @dan1 I don 't have high hopes for this, but it would have no chance to surprise me if Boll is helming the movie.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. Dan

    @ejk1 You'd prob have help in doing so haha

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. ejk1

    I'll blow Hollywood up if Boll is allowed anywhere near this.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. Dan

    @ejk1 Hey, I'm just going by track records. Screen Gems speaks to me like Anderson will get attached, since he's worked for them and butchered the Resident Evil series already. He seems like their first candidate. If he's unavailable, always that dumbass German :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. ejk1

    @dan1 Blasphemy...don't say such evil words.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. Dan

    Watch Uwe Boll or Paul W.S. Anderson get attached to direct. It's all over at that point :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. SonOfOne41

    This should have happened a long time ago.......maybe its not to late.

    4 years agoby @SonOfOne41Flag

  16. K.Guy

    I knew this would happen!

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  17. Diaigma

    Ah oh. Here comes more Video Game movie fodder :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  18. ejk1

    @themime We're going prequel, huh? Nice, and thanks for the info (I somehow missed it). I agree with you that this should be where the movie franchise begins. Instead of going in game order, chronological order would make more sense.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  19. RojoDiablo

    I have never played Resident Evil and I've enjoyed pretty much all of those films so since I've also never played any of the DMC games I just might enjoy seeing a film of it as well.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  20. TheMime

    Of all....They should stick with the story of the games but change the character's appearance.... Like the new one that was posted in the December issue of "GameInformer" magazine.... those who don't know....you should check it out....those who do, what do you think of that suggestion?

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  21. Dragon1991

    Wasn't their an anime movie release to DVD some years ago? Why even bother.

    4 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  22. ejk1

    Oh no. This could get ugly. I love this series, and am impatiently waiting for DMC 5, but in no way do I think this should happen. Look at the history of vid game films--it's horrible.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

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