Movie news site variety are reporting
that Screen Gems -- the production company behind the Resident Evil films -- have landed the movie rights to Devil May Cry, another of Capcom's long running Japanese videogame franchises.
Screen Gems' "Resident Evil" franchise became a global B.O. hit for the genre label, with more than $580 million in worldwide grosses collectively. "Devil" represents the next potential vidgame franchise adaptation for Screen Gems. There have been five games in the series since, with the latest, produced by Ninja Theory as a reboot, featuring a younger version of the Dante character.
There's no indication as to where in the game's chronology the film will take place, nor whether it's expected to even follow the game series' narrative at all (a point the Resi Evil films failed miserably at) but they have revealed that writer Kyle Ward -- who's also working on the Kane and Lynch adaptation -- has been tasked with the script.
DMC's Dante and Trish can both most recently be found as playable characters in the recently released fighting game Marvel vs Capcom 3.