What, you didn't see this coming?
According to Variety , Screen Gems has purchased the rights to make a movie based on Capcom's popular action franchise, Devil May Cry . Kyle Ward will be on hand to pen the script. If you weren't aware, DMC was originally developed as the third entry in the Resident Evil series but the game design just strayed way too far from the RE formula, so they released it as a new IP. To date, the DMC games have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Screen Gems already did a bunch of movies based on the long-running RE series; the films raked in over $580 million in worldwide grosses. None of them got great reviews from critics but hey, nobody ever said movies had to be smart to make a lot of money. We'll have to see what sort of storyline comes out of this DMC film; we wonder if they'll follow the original plot, or if they'll produce something entirely different.
Either way, you can bet all Dante fans will remain very skeptical. Personally, I just want to see a DMC5 announcement.