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Sony's Screen Gems buys Devil May Cry film rights

Around the same time Resident Evil producer Shinji Mikami was retooling the series' fourth installment as an entirely new game, Hollywood production company Screen Gems were scrapping George Romero's planned RE movie in favor of a fresh director. In the decade since, the results of those decisions – the Devil May Cry games and Paul WS Anderson's Resident Evil movies – have both become profitable spinoffs. Now, Screen Gems hopes to replicate the RE success with a Devil May Cry movie.


Above: Dante has coined such phrases as "Wahoo!" "Yahoo!" and "Let's have a Pizza Party, Wahoo!"

Sony-owned Screen Gems, whose previous hits include Underworld, Legion and, um, Stomp the Yard, are developing the project with Kyle Ward, whose other work includes Arabian Nights and the Kane & Lynch movie, both in pre-production. IMDB have the Devil May Cry movie slated for a 2013 release – meaning it's hard to know where the games will be at, depending on the reception for DmC – but no cast or crew have been announced yet.

How do you think the Devil May Cry series will translate to film? Who would you cast?

June 8, 2011

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13 comments

  • murtlesmith - August 25, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    would love to see this as a film. just hope if its done itll be done right like o dont know with rock music instead of the dub step musoc we have around now days. ALL DISRESPECT INTENDED. BRING ON THE SLAYING OF DEMONS.
  • vic88 - June 10, 2011 8:57 p.m.

    I'm not sure about this, you just know they'll screw this up by changing established lore and inserting absurd mass market bullshit
  • JamesT - June 10, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    Hold on everybody. It's based on the reboot. http://tyranno.saur.us/cache/2005/December/7/suicide-booth_33079.jpg
  • seeyou0 - January 24, 2013 4:12 p.m.

    Dante was made to look like Ninja Theory’s director why
  • malakai - June 10, 2011 6:54 a.m.

    I would cast nolan north to play everyone except dante who should be played by morgan freeman
  • MMSouthpawVIII - June 10, 2011 4:02 a.m.

    Jared Leto?
  • sabash88 - June 9, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    Give it the Thor formula and it could make a perfect summer movie. Plenty of action, comedy, and special effects. Bradley Cooper would make a good Dante.
  • jackthemenace - June 9, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    As much as i hate video game movies in general, NOTHING could look worse than the new DmC does. As long as they don't COMPLETELY ruin Dante, or else I WILL be forced to murder every one of the scriptwriters in extremely horrible (and Stylish, LOLGEDDIT) fashion.
  • LOZ4EVAH - June 9, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    GOD! I hate those Resident Evil movies! Someone needs to slap that director and get him the games.
  • HumorTumor - June 9, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    Oh no, I see a cheese fest
  • gamingfreak - June 9, 2011 8:20 p.m.

    As long as they have Dante's attitude, red coat, white hair, twin pistols, and a big effin' sword I'm game.
  • Redeater - June 9, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    Emo or Stephen Baldwin Dante though?
  • seeyou0 - January 24, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    dante was made to look like Ninja Theory’s director pot his face on his body it nto donte so you all know that lie

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