Devil May Cry movie rights acquired by Screen Gems

Posted on March 03, 2011

Screen Gems’ last partnership with Capcom was a resounding success: the Resident Evil films have grossed over $580 million worldwide. It is undoubtedly looking to replicate that success with its latest acquisition, Devil May Cry.

Kyle Ward has been hired to write the script. Ward is currently unproven; his first feature-length script, Fiasco Heights, will debut later this year. In addition to Devil May Cry, Ward is also signed for another video game adaptation: Kane & Lynch. According to Variety, the film will feature Dante on a quest to “avenge his mother’s murder by killing off demons.”

Given the early status of the project, it’s unclear if the film will be based on the classic games, or on Ninja Theory’s upcoming reboot. Given Paul Anderson’s creative freedom on the Resident Evil franchise, it’s entirely possible that the Hollywood Dante will be an entirely original one, as well.

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Casting Call: Devil May Cry

Posted on September 24, 2010

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Last week, we were as surprised as anyone when we saw the new direction Capcom is taking Dante in. The black-haired look was markedly different from what we’ve seen in the series’ previous four entries, and it will be the first to be helmed by a western developer. With all the talk about Devil May Cry recently, we started thinking about how a movie based on Dante’s adventures would turn out. Our previous casting calls have been based on real movies in development, but there aren’t any actual plans for a DMC film as of right now. If there was, here’s who we’d picture in the top roles.

New Dante – Jared Leto (Requiem For A Dream, Lord of War)

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As great as the DMC series is, it doesn’t have a history of particularly well-written or well-delivered lines of dialogue. That’s why Jared Leto would be perfect. Not only does he look like a total emo hipster toolbag, he’s also a terrible actor. He’d feel right at home delivering horrible lines like “I should have been the one to fill your dark soul with liiiiiiiiiight!”. Like all crappy actors, Leto also thinks he’s a musician (something he’s even worse at than acting). We don’t know much about the new Dante yet, but based on his look we’re assuming he either performs or wants to perform in a crappy emo band. However, we’re willing to bet he doesn’t own a sweet electric guitar that shoots demon bats like the old Dante had.

Trish – Ali Larter (Varsity Blues, Heroes)

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Agnus – Crispin Glover (Back To The Future, Willard)

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If they could get him in a muscle suit or do some convincing CGI,
Crispin’s could play Agnus even with his wiry frame. We’d just have to
hope he doesn’t have one of his drug-induced
freakouts on set (Also, thanks to GI user Ghostpig for pointing me towards this amazing Crispin Glover music video).

Lucia – Rihanna

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Devil May Cry 5 Screens

Posted on September 16, 2010

7 new shots posted.

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Devil May Cry Rebooted By Ninja Theory in 'DmC'

Posted on September 15, 2010


Heavenly Sword and Enslaved developer Ninja Theory has joined with Capcom to co-develop a reboot of the over-the-top action series Devil May Cry, titled DmC: Devil May Cry and announced today at the Tokyo Game Show.

Capcom promises that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title “will retain the series’ signature mix of sword and gunplay but add additional weapons, all new powers and a revitalised gameplay system as players encounter the game’s devilish mix of enemies and navigate the rich, interactive environment.”

Capcom’s demon-slaying series began in 2001 with
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