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Capcom Plans To Bring More Properties To The Big Screen

While most movies based on video games are God-awful, they can still turn a profit. Capcom has obviously had decent success in the past with the likes of their "Resident Evil" and "Street Fighter" films - as sad as that may be - so they're looking to turn more of their franchises into feature films.

During a recent interview with Bloomberg, Capcom president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto revealed that the publisher was currently "in talks" to adapt more of Capcom's game properties into celluloid. Unfortunately for us, he didn't go into specifics, although we can probably guess which series might be prime suspects. Here's one of Tsujimoto's quotes:

"We are in the process of working out contracts for several offers we received at the Cannes Film Festival last week and hope to make an announcement soon. If realized, the projects will have a big impact on the game and movie industries. We want to do with games what Marvel did with comics."

Well, maybe a "Devil May Cry" movie can rival the "Spider-Man" series. So far, we've had three movies based on RE, one on SF, and a second SF-inspired one - "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" - set to be released in early 2009. That's Kristin Kreuk pictured here, as a dirty brawler from the streets of Thailand. DMC could make for an unbelievable movie, but of course, it would have to be done correctly. Other possibilities for Capcom would include Mega-Man, Bionic Commando, and Viewtiful Joe. ...just don't mess any of 'em up, please.

5/26/2008 Ben Dutka

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LCF
Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 12:02:22 PM
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I read some where that the dev. of the game had a hand in the script a few years back for DMC,we'll just have to wait and see.I still think Silent Hill is the best videogame to movie made.The worst is House of the Dead(Alone in the Dark is here,but its in its own class of worst)...with no houses just huts *ding!*
Should of been called "Huts of the Dead!"lol
Doom would of been alright if it wasn't centered around the rock and actually based on bio-mechanical demons.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 12:27:22 PM
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Best video game movie ever made is FF: Spirits Within. Period. :)

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 2:17:58 PM

I was beginning to think i was the only one who liked that movie.

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tramp
Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 12:55:14 PM
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there all still crap tho

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aaronisbla
Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 5:45:08 PM
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Ben, although i didnt care too much for that movie, id have to agree with you.

Hands down, Double Dragon is the worst

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 9:27:28 PM

Weeell, Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter were almost as bad as DD...if not worse.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 @ 5:57:35 AM

hehe, perhaps those movies are better off not mentioned lol, lol@ John leguizamo as Luigi he gets the princess....

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Sol
Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 10:52:41 PM
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Sorry, but I think Capcom franchises are better as anime than movies.

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