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Devil May Cry film rights acquired - who should play Dante?

It looks like Dante will be the next Capcom character to see his name in lights. Screen Gems, the studio behind the Resident Evil films, has announced that it has acquired the film rights to the Devil May Cry series, and already has a screenwriter with videogame cred lined up for the project.

Reported today over at Variety, the Devil May Cry movie(s?) will be penned by Kyle Ward, the same scribe who is attached to the upcoming adaptation of Kane & Lynch. Alright, so it's not much cred, and he's still unproven... but, better than nothing, right?

It's still too early to say who will be playing the role of Dante, or even which version of Dante the film will feature. However, assuming Screen Gems goes for the classic Dante look, we came up with a couple suggestions of our own:


Above: Jared Leto or James Marsters... let the baseless internet rumors begin!

With anime movies, action figures and umpteen game titles already in the can, the Devil May Cry series is more than ready for its big screen debut. If Screen Gems can do for Dante what it did for the successful Resident Evil films, then Capcom can look forward to having two Hollywood stars in its stable.

Who would you peg as the most fitting Dante?

[Source: Variety via GamrFeed]

Mar 1, 2011

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  • craig-darknell - January 7, 2013 11:17 p.m.

    Alex pettyfer? Fortus from in time
  • EroticInvisibleMan - March 3, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    Why the Robert Pattinson hate? He's a good actor, but you kids don't seem to be able to comprehend that. Especially because he despises Twilight fans more than all of you do. So yeah, I'd be fully down with him playing Dante.
  • iweartshirts - March 2, 2011 5:32 p.m.

    Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers should play Dante!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Bianchi - March 2, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    His voice actor Reuben Langdon =D he's a cool guy, and made the commercial for Dmc 3 in japan i think~~
  • Psychopath-girl - July 2, 2014 7:16 a.m.

    Agree!!!
  • Rivenscry - March 2, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    Hell yeah, a DMC movie...please god let it be DMC 3.... Oh and as for actors, I think that there may actually be no one that could play Dante properly, that is unless they try and focus it on the wimp protagonist from DMC4... *wonders how they're going to include the different fighting styles...*
  • BlackElement17 - March 2, 2011 7:02 a.m.

    Give Neil Patrick Harris a white wig and hes set.
  • quincytheodore - March 2, 2011 6:56 a.m.

    Yes, yes, there is no need for the fuss.. I'll play Dante... no..? "slap" Damn it :( Well Justin Bieber then "slap" Okay seriously, we need some experienced actor with charisma, Denzel Washington.. What? no..? tough crowd, someone who is able to do martial arts then, Jacky Chan! Still no? Sheesh.. Fine! Jason Statham can play him. Put some wig on the guy. I don't care.. Okay, for real.. Alexander Ludwig http://img.poptower.com/pic-21360/alexander-ludwig.jpg?d=600
  • Sleepingdragon - March 2, 2011 4:39 a.m.

    Nathan FIlion, let him play dante! Since his drake was stolen might as well give him the devil
  • GamerTagsSuck - March 2, 2011 2:37 a.m.

    I think... Nathan Fillion should play Dante.
  • Sensationo - March 2, 2011 2:14 a.m.

    Nolan North nuff said
  • rabidpotatochip - March 2, 2011 1:45 a.m.

    Knowing my luck with game-to-movie adaptations they'll probably get Vin Diesel to do it. /cry
  • CommanderCrunch - March 2, 2011 1:32 a.m.

    They are going to model the movie Dante off of his new design for dmc, and he will be played by Robert Pattinson.
  • jpbr139 - March 2, 2011 12:46 a.m.

    I'm tired of good video games turning into bad movies...
  • Genericpenisjoketista - March 2, 2011 12:37 a.m.

    Jared Leto? I'm too used to seeing him utterly destroyed (Fight Club, American Psycho) to see him in such a triumphant role. And James Marsters doesn't have the right face shape. Even Reuben Langdon doesn't have the proper face shape for Dante (which is really unfortunate because he DOES have the voice and the moves). They should get Mark Wahlberg. Only joking. Realistically, though: they should just get some unknown kid to play Dante. And they can't make the first game into a film because there's not enough dialogue (unfortunately). They could, however, make the third game. But only partially. If they make the film to model the new one I'm going to be fucking pissed.
  • NocturnalRight - March 2, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    What grendelprim3 said, that or the Advent Children route like 04whim said.
  • ultimatepunchrod - March 2, 2011 12:03 a.m.

    Garrett Hedlund (AKA young Flynn from tron legacy) is my choice for old dante. idk about new dante.
  • StrayGator - March 1, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    Jean Claude Van Damme. And Kylie as Trish.
  • SonyBacker - March 1, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    People Who Shouldn't Play Dante: Dolph Ziggler Any UFC/Cage Fighter Mickey Rourke MARKY MARK :@ Tobey Mcguire im sure there is more, any ideas who shouldn't play dante? additional: why do we need live action films of games, there hasn't been a decent live action film based on the games, especially with paul waste of space anderson and eww bol. why not follow in resident evil degeneration, that way we get dante looking like dante with proper voice actors...
  • Chrisd765 - March 1, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    well thank fuck for small mercies that at least it ain't Uwe Boll who will be doing it, but why is Capcom set on killing Devil May Cry first (in my opinion) a horible revamp of a game which didn't need one, and now a setting foot on to the unholiest of film genres. At least the Resi films wern't all that bad watchable at least, well the first one was. Don't know who I would put into the role of our favorate silver haired deamon slayer, Masters could pull it off maybe... One thing I did see (on devilmaycry.org I think was) was that the plot would revolve around Dante getting revenge for his mothers murder, well all we can do is wait and see and pray to whatever gaming Deity you each chose

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