Kyle Ward, the writer behind the upcoming videogame adaptation sequel Hitman 2, has been hired to write a big screen version of Capcom's very popular Devil May Cry series.

The film is being produced through Sony's Screen Gems division. The story of the game revolves around a white haired young man named Dante who must avenge his mother's murder by slaying demons.

The game was originally developed as a third chapter in the Resident Evil series, but when the storyline started to veer in a decidedly off direction, Capcom released it as its own franchise. The game has sold more than 10 million units to date.

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Sony's Screen Gems has been quite successful in turning Resident Evil into a continuing movie franchise, and they hope to do the same with Devil May Cry. There are currently five games in Capcom's Devil May Cry series.

B. Alan Orange