So apparently, it's a pretty abysmal time to be a fan of the DMC series.
Dante the demon slayer may be gracing the silver screen soon, now that Hollywood studio Screen Gems—the people who make the Resident Evil movies—has acquired the rights to make a Devil May Cry movie.
Variety reports that Capcom and Screen Gems have struck a deal to adapt Devil May Cry into a feature film, with Kyle Ward writing the script. He's the guy writing the Kane & Lynch screenplay, so let's hope his video game adaptation skills are up to the task.
Capcom and developer Ninja Theory are hard at work on a Devil May Cry reboot video game dubbed DmC. Factoring in that left turn for the franchise and the manner in which the Resident Evil films deviated from the video games, we're guessing Screen Gems won't be afraid to take liberties with Dante and friends.
As if the concept of the future of the series, being mutated into an incredibly not-cool corporate Twilight infused mess isn't reason enough to get annoyed.
These are the same people that did the Resident Evil films, a series that didn't just took liberties with it's cannon, but sprinted the opposite direction while set on fire.
Granted, I'm sure everyone's own personal take and or standards for a DmC movie are pretty low from the get-go, I kinda still feel pretty annoyed that we are in this situation. A situation where even a movie adaptation on Uncharted, is expected to go over the deep-end (and in this case does with flying colors).
Game movie adaptations are usually garbage, but I remember a time where the concept of a game being adapted into a film gave me a sliver of hope. I don't have that anymore. Not even a slight iota of interest.
I enjoy the hell out of DmC, but even without the context of who's in charge making the adaptation, I could care less.
In fact, I now dread any announcement of a videogame movie adaptation. I know an easy brain-dumb response to that previous statement would follow something akin to "dur- welcome to the club dummy!"
At the same time, I don't feel like it's a poor concept to have even a sliver of hope regarding these projects. I still have this idea that if other mediums can be properly adapted successfully, why can't games?