Capcom’s hoping box office lightning will strike twice because it’s officially working on a Devil May Cry movie.
Capcom has a bit of a mixed history when it comes to Hollywood adaptations of its games. Granted, most of them have been box office successes (except for you, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li), but none of them have been what anyone would call a great movie (especially you, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li). However, Capcom is planning to return to movie theaters with a new IP: Devil May Cry.
The movie is currently being developed by Screen Gems and will be called Devil May Cry, with a storyline based off the new DmC Devil May Cry (side note: Capcom’s title writer deserves a raise for such creativity). No director is attached yet, but the script is being written by Kyle Ward, who wrote the screenplays for Hit Man 2 and the first Kane & Lynch.
This pretty much confirms every rumor that was floating around about the adaptation back in March. What will be interesting to see is if Capcom is able to turn this into another successful movie franchise on par with Resident Evil.