Next week in Atlanta R.L. Scott is hosting a movie premiere for Devil May Cry: Sins Remembered, a live action movie starring Dante and Lady. The movie doesn’t have backing by any major studio yet… Capcom is going to watch the screening on August 25 along with the rest of the world. Instead R.L. Scott and three of his other business partners financed the whole film out of their pockets. The group is hoping to use Devil May Cry: Sins Remembered as a promotional tool for Devil Hunters, another movie in the same genre. What’s Devil Hunters about and what is the inside scoop on “Devil May Cry: Sins Remembered?” read on to find out.
Devil May Cry: Sins Remembered takes place somewhere between Devil May Cry 3 (the prequel) and Devil May Cry 1. “The story deals with the inner conflict of the characters. Lady is in search of her father for the death of her mother, she is very tough in this film. We see her transition from Mary to Lady. Arkham is obsessed with becoming all powerful and possessing the Sparda,” R.L. explains. So what about the rumors about a human Nelo and a little girl playing Trish? Those were just possibilities and not part of the final film, “I’ve been trying to set this straight for months… there is a discussion forum we have up called Devil May Cry the movie where several months ago I had a very well versed group of fans online that I posed several questions to. They didn’t know that they were a part of the creative process of building the storyline. There were two scenarios posted. In one thread the question was what do you think should be in the film, storyline and so on. The other was that there would be no Vergil, Trish would be a little girl, there would be werewolves and Nelo would be human. I wanted to get a genuine reaction from the fans about what they would love to see in the film and what they would never want to see in the film… I got exactly what I wanted from them.” One thing for sure is Vergil is in the movie along with Arkham, Trish, Mundus, Lady and of course Dante. How did the R.L. get the actors? “I held a casting call in Atlanta, and tons of people showed up… I didn’t realize that DMC had so many fans.” Out of all the hopefuls, Paul Watson, a martial artist and not guy from Greenpeace, got the role of Dante. Elizabeth Tavares is going to be Lady and Caple Davis plays Arkham. Other members of the cast include Greg Forman, Matt Vilichay and Kanya Jones. R.L. also promises plenty of action in the film. Tricks from the game are acted out with the help of a green screen and wires. Fans can look forward to a huge sword duel in the movie.
While the focus has been on Devil May Cry, R.L.’s not so secret goal is to use this short film as a vehicle for Devil Hunter. R.L. hopes that the exposure from Devil May Cry: Sins Remembered will trickle into his other project. It’s a gutsy move, but R.L. explains, “in this business you have to be fully committed to reaching your goals, and determination goes a long way.”. R.L. didn’t want to reveal too much on Devil Hunter but this is what he could tell us and the world “It takes place in present time. The lead characters name is Christian and he is a direct descendant of Abraham ( the man who walked with God ).”
If you’re in Atlanta you can check out the premiere of Devil May Cry: Sins Remembered at the Cinefest theater 8:00PM EST. The rest of the world is going to have to wait for the DVD release, which we’ll give you guys more details about in the near future.