Devil May Cry is headed to the big screen.
Variety reports that Sony’s Screen Gems, the distribution outlet behind the Resident Evil film franchise, has purchased the movie rights to the Capcom game series in the hopes of starting the next big game-to-film franchise a la RE.
Screen Gems has hired Kyle Ward, who also penned the Kane & Lynch movie at Lionsgate, to write the screenplay. The video game’s story follows Dante as he hacks and slashes his way through demons in his quest to avenge his mother’s murder.
The first whispers of a Devil May Cry live-action feature film were made almost eight years ago when Tokyo-based film distributor Gaga Communications landed the screen right from Capcom; they had hoped to be in production by 2005.
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