Devil May Cry Movie to Bring Sword, Snark and Bullets to the Big Screen

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Devil May Cry Movie to Bring Sword, Snark and Bullets to the Big Screen

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Dante will be killing demons in his cinematic debut, but everything else is up in the air.

Screen Gems, the studio behind the Resident Evil movies, has bought up the rights to another Capcom franchise, Devil May Cry. The RE movies have grossed more than half a billion dollars, and it seems that Screen Gems is hoping that the Capcom lightning will strike twice.

It almost goes without saying, but there are not a lot of details about the movie right now. The very vague plot is that Dante is killing demons to avenge his mother's murder, and that's pretty all we've got so far. It's not clear whether this it's the original Dante, or the new Dante from Ninja Theory's reboot, that we're talking about either. It could even be some new Dante designed just for the movie.

Reports say that Screen Gems has hired screenwriter Kyle Ward to create the script. Ward does not have a lot of big action movies - which a Devil May Cry film is almost certainly going to be - on his resume. In fact, he doesn't have a lot of anything on his resume, having only written one feature film before. He must have impressed someone though, as aside from DMC, he's also been hired to write the script for the Kane & Lynch movie.

A Devil May Cry movie could be ridiculous amounts of fun, kind of like a supernatural, tongue-in-cheek Matrix. If the Resident Evil movies are anything to go by, it's not necessarily going to be a faithful rendition of the games, but as long as it has the over-the-top fight scenes with stupidly large swords and guns, it will probably work just fine.

Source: Joystiq

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hell, this should be easy to do. it doesn't need to be anything super special, just lots of action, die-hard style and it'll be good.

My guess is this either turns out so unfaithful that it's a name-only adaptation, or they try too hard to keep with the style and make it overly corny. I honestly don't think it'll come out any other way.

But hey, there's that tiny, tiny chance it'll surprise me.

After what they did to the RE movies and what they want to do with the uncharted movies i have no faith in movie adaptations

Trasken:
After what they did to the RE movies and what they want to do with the uncharted movies i have no faith in movie adaptations

yeah but those are both "serious" franchises. Devil may cry has always had an air of silliness and over the topness which should (im aware it can ballsed up) translate across easily.

I hope they go with this Dante.

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Given the RE adaptation, I've no doubt that this movie will turn out to barely have anything to do with the actual Dante(just like a certain reboot). Though at least the RE movies were entertaining(then again I've never played any of the games so yeah). At the very least, I doubt they can make as much a mockery of DMC like the reboot does....

Logan Westbrook:
Ward does not have a lot of big action movies - which a Devil May Cry film is almost certainly going to be - on his resume.

Considering the state of most action movies, this is probably a good thing.

I think the biggest surprise here is that somebody is actually making a Kane and Lynch movie. Seriously who the fuck cares about Kane and Lynch??!! Why is that even a franchise???!!!

Logan Westbrook:
In fact, he doesn't have a lot of anything on his resume, having only written one feature film before. He must have impressed someone though, as aside from DMC, he's also been hired to write the script for the Kane & Lynch movie.

He either impressed someone, or got them angry enough to assassinate his career.

Seriously though, I feel sorry for this scriptwriter. I know that videogame to movie adaptations normally make a lot of money, but with the arguable exception of Silent Hill they're all terrible.

Well i hope they don't mess things up and make a lame or stupid movie (though i did like some of the Resident evil movies).

I just recently played DMC 4 (the only DMC I've played) and i really liked it. The totally over-the-top action and a good amount of cut-scenes and that awesomeness that is called Dante just made it really enjoyable. I've never played a game like that before...

Strangely enough the less they try to be faithful to RE, the better the movies get. They seem to have ran off in their own little world "inspired by" RE, I really wish Hollywood would change the word "based off of" to "inspired by" since that seems to be the trend with video game movies.

As for DMC, it looks like a pretty straight forward game to film adaptation, it doesn't take the movie industry much effort to make just a silly over the top action film, all you really need to pull it off is a good star actor (however I have a feeling this is where they will go wrong) Dante is a good basis for a good main character, and a good main character can carry even the worst of films.

Overall, it wont follow Dante's backstory or the story of DMC at all with the exception of demon killing and maybe Virgil, but as far as franchises go, DMC isn't a difficult one to stay "faithful to" but I said that for Uncharted aswell.

Owlslayer:
Well i hope they don't mess things up and make a lame or stupid movie (though i did like some of the Resident evil movies).

I just recently played DMC 4 (the only DMC I've played) and i really liked it. The totally over-the-top action and a good amount of cut-scenes and that awesomeness that is called Dante just made it really enjoyable. I've never played a game like that before...

If you liked number 4 that much, you should try number 3, no Nero to mess things up, Dante at his best.

They should make it based on DMC 3. It has the best story with all that brotherly conflict and hell gates opening in our realm.

Shouldn't be hard to pull this off. Even a half-assed attempt would probably be a good movie. Hopefully they keep the attitude from the games, even if the the story isn't stripped from the games. I hope they go for chaotic impossible to follow battles instead of the slow motion, every render the special effects guys made must be shown off, type of battles.

Eclpsedragon:

Owlslayer:
Well i hope they don't mess things up and make a lame or stupid movie (though i did like some of the Resident evil movies).

I just recently played DMC 4 (the only DMC I've played) and i really liked it. The totally over-the-top action and a good amount of cut-scenes and that awesomeness that is called Dante just made it really enjoyable. I've never played a game like that before...

If you liked number 4 that much, you should try number 3, no Nero to mess things up, Dante at his best.

Yeah, I've heard quite a lot of good things about DMC3. I really loved how unbelievably bad-ass Dante was. Anyways, what genre is it supposed to be anyways? I really haven't played such games before :(

Owlslayer:

Eclpsedragon:

Owlslayer:
Well i hope they don't mess things up and make a lame or stupid movie (though i did like some of the Resident evil movies).

I just recently played DMC 4 (the only DMC I've played) and i really liked it. The totally over-the-top action and a good amount of cut-scenes and that awesomeness that is called Dante just made it really enjoyable. I've never played a game like that before...

If you liked number 4 that much, you should try number 3, no Nero to mess things up, Dante at his best.

Yeah, I've heard quite a lot of good things about DMC3. I really loved how unbelievably bad-ass Dante was. Anyways, what genre is it supposed to be anyways? I really haven't played such games before :(

They've always been thrown under the "action/ adventure" genre, with the likes of Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, Bayonetta. It's basically an umbrella genre for things that can't be classified any other way.

Hack and Slash.

Although it really is its own kind of Hack and Slash. Let's just go with Yhatzee's "Spectacle Fighter" as it is just that. And if you liked DMC 4, you should go for Number 3 and 1 , the ONLY OTHER DMC games there are. Yeah, Capcom doesn't like the number 2.
As for Dante's bad-assery : DMC was the best. He even had some Character development there, I think. And Nightmare was just aweseome.

this is going to be a DISASTER! i don't mean to sound pessemistic but they raped the hell out of REsident Evil, turning a silly but stable horror story into some...weird...action..thingy. I'm not even sure what it is anymore. Just what the hell are they going to do to dante!?

I dont care who makes this .I dont care what style they use. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAKE THIS GOOD AT LEAST!

I forsee them ruining yet another franchise. It might start off okay, but can only end badly unless they make some major changes. Just hoping this movie turns out more like movie DMC 1 than movie RE 5.

Should they really give to a guy that has no good movies under his belt? Or should I say any movies at all.

As long as at is the Dante from 3 or 4 I think it could become a good movie...But only time will tell.

It'll probably have nothing to do with the games but who cares?

For this movie you need 3% story and 97% action.
So I hope we won't get Dragonball: Evolution.

I don't care, this movie can not turn out worse than the so called "Reboot" of Devil May Cry, a series which DID NOT NEED A FUCKING REBOOT!

I bet its gonna have the same general plot and progression as the manga, all the games and the tv series. Nothing really new, just in movie format ><

Asuka Soryu:
I hope they go with this Dante.

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I totally agree. It's this Dante or it's !@#$.

chinangel:
this is going to be a DISASTER! i don't mean to sound pessemistic but they raped the hell out of REsident Evil, turning a silly but stable horror story into some...weird...action..thingy. I'm not even sure what it is anymore. Just what the hell are they going to do to dante!?

DMC is already a weird action thingy. The good thing about this is that they can't possibly make it wrong except if they make it into a musical.

No offense but as long as it doesn't go all 'girl power' like resident evil did (although it would be more forgivable in this franchise) and characters do resemble their game counterparts. I want this to be good but considering the director has Kane and Lynch and a lack of action movies on his resume that sounds more like a forlorn hope.

ImprovizoR:

chinangel:
this is going to be a DISASTER! i don't mean to sound pessemistic but they raped the hell out of REsident Evil, turning a silly but stable horror story into some...weird...action..thingy. I'm not even sure what it is anymore. Just what the hell are they going to do to dante!?

DMC is already a weird action thingy. The good thing about this is that they can't possibly make it wrong except if they make it into a musical.

Actually that would be interesting, a devil may cry musical, how often do you see heavy metal musicals about killing demons and acting like a douche. To say the least it would be unique which is more than most Devil May Cry things after the first game can boast.

Could go either way, need more info to judge potential.

Devil May Cry. One of those few "turn off your brain and go with it" games that I genuinely fucking love.

I hope the film manages to pull it off.

if they dont include the combo bar at some point, then son, i will be disappoint.

LawlessSquirrel:
My guess is this either turns out so unfaithful that it's a name-only adaptation, or they try too hard to keep with the style and make it overly corny. I honestly don't think it'll come out any other way.

But hey, there's that tiny, tiny chance it'll surprise me.

Really? Come now. With Devil May Cry, there is no such thing.

So, what's the snark business about?

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