Dante’s story has appeared in everything from comic books to anime, manga, and light novels. He has appeared in over a dozen video games including the Director’s Cut of
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne and Viewtiful Joe. Now it seems that the pizza loving son of a devil will make the jump to the big screen. According to Variety, the movie rights to the popular video game franchise Devil May Cry have been purchased by Screen Gems and Kyle Ward will take on adapting the video game into a movie script. Screen Gems also holds the movie rights to another hugely popular Capcom video game franchise, Resident Evil.
Dante is the son of a human woman named Eva and the legendary dark knight named Sparda. Half human and half demon, Dante runs the shop Devil May Cry and hunts for the demons who murdered his mother, and took away his twin brother Vergil. The latest installment of the game series is titled DMC and is a reboot of the original games. You can currently find Dante shooting up the competition in the fighting game Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 that is out now for the PS3 and XBOX 360.
Devil May Cry Game Synopsis:
“Two thousand years ago the human world was ruled over by the demon world. However, one of the demons, the legendary dark knight Sparda, awoke to justice and defeating the evil emperor Mundus sealed the demon world away from the human world. He then sealed his own darkest powers away (fearing he would become a threat to the humans himself) and assumed a human form, living among the humans, and for 2000 years he preserved the harmony of the worlds. Eventually Sparda fell in love with a human woman called Eva and had twin half blood sons, Dante and Vergil. However, Sparda died, and shortly after, Eva was killed in a demon attack that separated the two sons. Hating the demons for taking away his mother and his brother from him, Dante becomes a demon hunter and continues his fathers work, seeking revenge. 20 years on, Dante is called to Mallet island on a job, and comes face to face with an ancient enemy of his fathers.