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Devil May Cry goes from game console to cineplexes

02.28.2011

While there certainly haven't been many videogames that have been adapted into satisfying feature films, every Gamestop has shelves packed with further opportunities for movie studio executives to press start and try again.

A movie based on Capcom's stylish monster-fighting action game DEVIL MAY CRY is now in the works at Screen Gems, who has previously helped bring the RESIDENT EVIL franchise to live-action (plus movies that basically seemed like they could've been based on videogames, like UNDERWORLD and LEGION).

The frenetic combat games follow the sword-swinging, pistol-packing hero Dante, a half-demon occult detective who uses crazy acrobatics to battle evil and avenge his mother. The series has spanned four games, plus an upcoming reboot of the franchise.

The studio has given the assignment to screenwriter Kyle Ward, who's got game-movie experience from adapting KANE & LYNCH and writing HITMAN 2.

Extra Tidbit: Is there a game you think would actually make a decent movie?
Source: Variety

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3:46PM on 03/01/2011

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It was mentioned further down in the comments but a Red Dead Redemption movie done the right way with a director and screen writers who respect and understand the source material, along with a great actor as John Marston (I'm thinking Christian Bale) could be oscar worthy.
Also, I might be in the minority but a reboot of Street Fighter done almost in the style of Scott Pilgrim could be awesome.
It was mentioned further down in the comments but a Red Dead Redemption movie done the right way with a director and screen writers who respect and understand the source material, along with a great actor as John Marston (I'm thinking Christian Bale) could be oscar worthy.
Also, I might be in the minority but a reboot of Street Fighter done almost in the style of Scott Pilgrim could be awesome.
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3:23PM on 03/01/2011
don't f@#k it up
don't f@#k it up
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3:00PM on 03/01/2011
Mass Effect could be awesome if done right.. Max Payne could have been good had they done it more in the style of Sin City..
Mass Effect could be awesome if done right.. Max Payne could have been good had they done it more in the style of Sin City..
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2:28PM on 03/01/2011
ET: I don't know... What about CARMAGEDDON? An R rated action/comedy with 2 hours of car drivers driving over cows and bystanders... JUST KIDDIN'
ET: I don't know... What about CARMAGEDDON? An R rated action/comedy with 2 hours of car drivers driving over cows and bystanders... JUST KIDDIN'
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1:19PM on 03/01/2011

HALF-LIFE

Without a doubt wouldbe fucking awesome, its so cinematic as it is.
Without a doubt wouldbe fucking awesome, its so cinematic as it is.
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11:29AM on 03/01/2011
about the tidbit, i think that MGS would probably make a great movie.
about the tidbit, i think that MGS would probably make a great movie.
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10:23AM on 03/01/2011
I thought Uncharted would of made a good game. That is until we all saw the shitfest David O Russel wants to turn it too
I thought Uncharted would of made a good game. That is until we all saw the shitfest David O Russel wants to turn it too
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10:43AM on 03/01/2011
Meant to say game to film adaptation!
Meant to say game to film adaptation!
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10:10AM on 03/01/2011
this could work. even if it's as cheesey as the resident evil movies. as long as they cast a good Dante.
this could work. even if it's as cheesey as the resident evil movies. as long as they cast a good Dante.
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8:46AM on 03/01/2011
I think the only way this would work is to do it like 300/Sucker Punch with an actor against a green screen. The landscapes and badguys are just too out there.

Extra Tidbit: Uncharted should be an easy movie to make, just don't adapt the game directly, just make another chapter of Drake's life that fits between the games. Its character driven rather than plot driven. If you stay true to the character, you could essentially put him on any treasure hunt.
I think the only way this would work is to do it like 300/Sucker Punch with an actor against a green screen. The landscapes and badguys are just too out there.

Extra Tidbit: Uncharted should be an easy movie to make, just don't adapt the game directly, just make another chapter of Drake's life that fits between the games. Its character driven rather than plot driven. If you stay true to the character, you could essentially put him on any treasure hunt.
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8:44AM on 03/01/2011

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God of War. Or Splatterhouse.
God of War. Or Splatterhouse.
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2:56AM on 03/01/2011
Lemme see the trailer first.

Just make the METAL GEAR SOLID movie!!!
Lemme see the trailer first.

Just make the METAL GEAR SOLID movie!!!
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2:41AM on 03/01/2011
Red Dead Redemption would probably be pretty cool or Assassin's Creed. But then again if they would've just made Max Payne correctly, that would've been a badass movie. I don't know about the rest of you, but I was utterly disappointed in the fact that that movie was not even close to the game, not even a little bit.
Red Dead Redemption would probably be pretty cool or Assassin's Creed. But then again if they would've just made Max Payne correctly, that would've been a badass movie. I don't know about the rest of you, but I was utterly disappointed in the fact that that movie was not even close to the game, not even a little bit.
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2:04AM on 03/01/2011
i love the devil may cry series but honestly a movie just seems like a terrible idea. i mean the series for the most part has zero story and i just cant see anyone playing dante and doing him justice. as for any game out there that be decent i still have faith in a bioshock movie but i dont remeber what happened to that?
i love the devil may cry series but honestly a movie just seems like a terrible idea. i mean the series for the most part has zero story and i just cant see anyone playing dante and doing him justice. as for any game out there that be decent i still have faith in a bioshock movie but i dont remeber what happened to that?
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1:51AM on 03/01/2011
Metal Gear Solid and Syphon Filter.
Metal Gear Solid and Syphon Filter.
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1:27AM on 03/01/2011

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This was released here in the States on the Sega CD. Some would call it Blade Runner meets Terminator (which this game essentially was) but damn would it be sweet.
This was released here in the States on the Sega CD. Some would call it Blade Runner meets Terminator (which this game essentially was) but damn would it be sweet.
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12:03AM on 03/01/2011
I thought Max Payne and Hitman were good movies for what they were.
I thought Max Payne and Hitman were good movies for what they were.
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11:47PM on 02/28/2011

I have a great idea!!

David O Russel can direct this movie too. Mark Walberg can play Dante. And... he can come up with a treatment that has absolutely nothing to do with the game. That would be awesome.
David O Russel can direct this movie too. Mark Walberg can play Dante. And... he can come up with a treatment that has absolutely nothing to do with the game. That would be awesome.
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12:02AM on 03/01/2011
Beat me to it.
Beat me to it.
11:20PM on 02/28/2011

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Mass Effect, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Gears of War, Dead Space. Although on reflection, Resident Evil & Hitman could have been great if they'd been approached properly.
Mass Effect, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Gears of War, Dead Space. Although on reflection, Resident Evil & Hitman could have been great if they'd been approached properly.
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