Castlevania: Not Dead Yet

As ironic as it sounds, a Castlevania movie may yet see the light of day.castlevania-wall

Based on the popular, long-running franchise, Castlevania will be co-written and directed by James Wan (Saw, Dead Silence, Death Sentence). Wan briefly discusses his vision for the Silver Screen adaptation in an exclusive interview with Bloody-Disgusting:

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

Although I don’t think Wan is an ideal choice for the director’s chair, he is, without question, a better choice than Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard). What about the rest of you? Wan, White, or someone new entirely?

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