Devil May Cry Film: No longer a rumor but a big possibility

Back in the early decade (yes, we’ve past a decade into the 21st century already, in case you haven’t realized it yet), there were talks of a possible DMC film. The year was 2003. The rumor goes that DMC that the screen rights was purchases by Gaga communication. In addition to that, they also acquired the rights for another Capcom title, Onimusha. By all means, Gaga communication is not in any way related to the popular music icon Lady Gaga. Rather, it is a rising independent movie distributor based in Japan. Not quite sure what happened to GC’s DMC though; the Onimusha film however has been put on hold as of press time. Too bad, they were going to be getting Takeshi Kaneshiro for the lead role. (For the unfamiliar, he is the face, voice and movement behind Samanosuke.)

This never received the highly anticipated updates that fans were waiting up for. More DMC games rolled by, along with a series, novels, comic books—it seemed that all that was needed was a live action film to expand the franchise that was Devil May Cry.

Recently, news broke out that a new company has bought the rights to a DMC film and as it is, there’s a bigger chance that things will push through this time around. The company in question is none other than ‘Screen Gems’. Sounds familiar? Well it should be. After all, they’re the people behind the RE film franchise. Yes, them.

So far, it’s been revealed and rumored that the scriptwriter for this film adaptation will be Kyle Ward. Not a very big name in the script writing circuit, mostly written for smaller projects actually: none of them action or adventure scripts in nature. As a matter of fact, should he make it, DMC just might be his first action film on his resume. Here’s to hoping he’ll have beginner’s luck in this department. Mr. Ward is also set to pen the script for another upcoming movie entitled ‘Kane and Lynch.’

No word yet on which version of Dante (classic or reimagined) or what the plot’s going to be about.

In this instance, folks, I can only say one thing ‘Stay tuned, folks.’

The news was first heard from Variety. Since then, fans have been speculating both good and bad on just how this will turn out to be. So far, it’s for the latter. However, there are still SOME who are hoping and wishing for the best.

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