Castlevania executive producer Adi Shankar is working on a new Devil May Cry animated series, according to IGN. While Shankar revealed very little about the series during an interview with the outlet, he did confirm that Devil May Cry will join Castlevania in his “bootleg multiverse.”
Shankar didn’t share what network or streaming service will be airing the show nor did he name any collaborators on the project. At the moment, all we know is that Shankar acquired the rights to adapt Devil May Cry “so the jabronis in Hollywood don’t fuck this one up, too.”
The producer tweeted a picture regarding the announcement captioned, “Open for business.”
Shankar has a pretty busy slate ahead in terms of video game adaptations. On top of Castlevania, which was recently renewed for a third season after an entertaining second season, Shankar has also been tapped to produce an Assassin’s Creed animated series and rumors have also tied him to a potential Legend of Zelda series in a partnership with Nintendo.
The success of Netflix’s Castlevania series has turned Shankar into the go-to guy for video game adaptations. Calling Shankar’s work on Konami’s vampire drama a major achievement is not hyperbole. He’s succeeded where so many big-name filmmakers have failed, capturing what makes the classic series so iconic in visceral detail. Shankar’s Castlevania, which he created with the help of writer Warren Ellis and director Sam Deats, plays out like a Shakespearean tragedy about love lost, a cursed legacy, and a battle between good and evil that isn’t as black and white as it might seem. The first season is indeed remarkable.
Devil May Cry is the latest in a series of adaptations based on properties owned by Capcom. A Monster Hunter movie directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) starring Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) is currently in production but has yet to set a release date. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the team behind Paranormal Activity 3 and 4, are also working on a Mega Man live-action movie. A Resident Evil reboot from James Wan (Aquaman) and Greg Russo (Mortal Kombat) is also in the works.