Konami offers up Castlevania as a live-action movie, again

In an exclusive chat, the horror film lovers at Bloody-Disgusting.com were able to get Saw co-creator James Wan to ‘fess up that he’s in final negotiations to co-write and direct the long-awaited live-action adaptation of Konami’s hit videogame series Castlevania.

An article in Variety has a few more details, including that originally, the rights to the franchise were picked up by Crystal Sky Entertainment’s president Steven Paul (Ghost Rider) in 2005 and has gone through two directors already (Paul W.S. Anderson and Sylvain White). Ian Jeffers will be the other co-writer on the script.

As for what Wan has in store for our favorite video game vampire hunters, it’s best noted in this quote from the B-D.com article:

“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,” he continues. “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.”

You can check out the B-D.com article for a teaser poster image, too.

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 06:23 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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