Castlevania film returns
It appears that the Castlevania film, the adaptation of the video game to made by Paul W.S. Anderson with Sylvian White directing, isn't as dead as we were lead to believe.
News today is that James Wan, one of the men behind the Saw franchise, and who directed Dead Silence and Death Sentence will be joining the production to co-write it and direct for Anderson.
In fact there's even a quote from James Wan:
"I'm very fresh on this project, so its early stages and I'm still trying to work things out, but the producers love my vision for it...I'll be working on the script with a writer to give it a new spin, different to the previous versions. This will have my stamp on it which Konami is very excited about."
"The thing I love about what Konami did with Castlevania, was taking the iconic Dracula mythology and Eastern-European setting, and retelling it with a Japanese pop-cultural sensibility...That's the East-meets-West tone I want to visually expand on for the film. I'm thrilled by the opportunity to make a highly stylized, fantasy, action film that focuses on the gothic storyline and the cool, anime-like characters. For once, the human hero is as sexy and dangerous as the vampire villain, and his weapon of choice was what attracted me to the project in the first place - The Vampire Killer Whip."
Well he was starting to win me over with the look at the mythology and how things have changed from the video game and then he comes out with what attracted him to the project was the vampire killing whip. Okay then.
Look. Let's not build this up to be something it isn't, it's a very thin video game adapted for film and it's going to have some rather camp elements in it, and it's not by anyone ground breaking either. So I guess it's interesting that it's getting made again, but I'm not holding my breath for a vampire killing whip.