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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Screen Gems buys rights to "Devil May Cry"

If you know the history of the Resident Evil/ Bio Hazard franchise, then you'd be wise to know that any of the big screen movies you've seen with Milla Jovovich starring in them are unlike anything that follows the video game series' canon, instead opting to use elements here and there from the game and establish a timeline of its own. With that said and being a fan of the games, I have respect for the direction the movies went through, but it still didn't accomplish the job of translating a video game concept into the big screen. With so many sequels already made and still more on the way, one has to wonder what else will be milked into a Hollywood movie? Well, Screen Gems, a subsidiary company of Sony Pictures Entertainment responsible for distributing said Resident Evil films, has gone out and made their move, as they have secured the rights to another Capcom property that was originally intended to be a Resident Evil sequel, but spun out into a franchise of its own: Devil May Cry.

Those familiar with DMC should know that it deals with the story of Dante: an arrogant, wise-cracking demon slayer who happens to be the son of the legendary Sparda, a demon who rebelled against his own kind and possesses extraordinary powers. Created by Hideki Kamiya, Dante and the DMC series were meant to represent "cool and stylish" to the video game genre, and boy did the series take off with some serious ass kicking gameplay that was both highly addicting and simply amazing to watch and pull off at the same time. Because of its popularity, the Devil May Cry series has already gotten 4 games, an anime series, toys, and several other merchandise under its belt, and even a remake is on its way (which in itself looks controversial due to Dante's major makeover). Now that movie rights have been secured by Screen Gems, with Kane & Lynch movie adaptation writer Kyle Ward handling the screenplay, one has to wonder how Hollywood will handle this property. Only time will tell for sure. For more info on the story, visit the source post at Slash Film.

*Originally posted by Timzster in The Crusader's Realm

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