Castlevania movie production is moving along nicely!

#1 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
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To be written and directed by Saw co-creator James Wan. 
The guys who created the original Saw seemed like decent film makers, unlike the guys who keep squeezing out the sequels. 

#2 Edited by CowMuffins (1760 posts) -

Well, it should be creepy. Is that Alucard? (I'm no goods with the Castlevanias)

Wan seems to know what he's talking about too, should be good.

#3 Edited by JJOR64 (18908 posts) -

Please don't fuck this movie up.  I love the Castlevania games.

#4 Posted by demonbear (1859 posts) -

There's absolutly no way this movie is not gonna suck. the IP is risky and barely adaptable to a movie screen without being stupid.

#5 Posted by Hailinel (23891 posts) -

This is only what, the third or fourth time that a Castlevania movie has tried getting off of the ground?  Thankfully the version that Paul W.S. Anderson had in the works fell through.  It sounded like it would have turned out terrible.

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#6 Posted by Eirikr (1006 posts) -

What? When did this stop being Paul WS Anderson's blatant and bland retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula?

#7 Posted by Hailinel (23891 posts) -
@Eirikr: Some time ago, actually.  I don't have any links handy, but the project as headed by Anderson reportedly fell apart and was scrapped.
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#8 Posted by Eirikr (1006 posts) -
@Hailinel: Ah, I seem to remember that now. But I guess I had just assumed he was going to try and produce it again later.

This Wan guy seems to be taking the Eastern translation of a Western concept a bit too literally, going by the whip and katana wielding protagonist on that promo art. But at least I feel this new project has the potential to be 'interesting' at best, as opposed to the previous version's best being vomiting up chunks of my own brain.
#9 Posted by Chaser324 (6325 posts) -
@demonbear said:
" There's absolutly no way this movie is not gonna suck. the IP is risky and barely adaptable to a movie screen without being stupid. "
I pretty much agree with this. I'm a big fan of Castlevania, but I have no doubt about how much this movie will suck. Considering the people working on it, I doubt it will be at an Uwe Boll level of awfulness, but it still won't be good.
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#10 Edited by Jiggah (308 posts) -
@CowMuffins said:
" Well, it should be creepy. Is that Alucard? (I'm no goods with the Castlevanias)Wan seems to know what he's talking about too, should be good. "
As far as I know, the story is focused on the Belmonts.  So, that has to be one of them.  Simon?  Richter?

I think the whip (Vampire Killer)  in hand gives that away.
#11 Edited by Karmum (11517 posts) -
@TwoOneFive:
To be honest, none of the Saw films were good at all. :p

I wish them luck, and I seriously hope they don't spoil this great franchise. :(
#12 Edited by CowMuffins (1760 posts) -
@Jiggah said:
" @CowMuffins said:
" Well, it should be creepy. Is that Alucard? (I'm no goods with the Castlevanias)Wan seems to know what he's talking about too, should be good. "
As far as I know, the story is focused on the Belmonts.  So, that has to be one of them.  Simon?  Richter?I think the whip (Vampire Killer)  in hand gives that away.








Looks like this guy, whoever this guy is.
#13 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

The movie is being produced by Paul W.S. Anderson, who was originally going to direct until he decided to make a fourth Resident Evil movie instead.  James Wan is also responsible for making Dead Silence, that horrificly bad movie with the puppets.


Basically, this movie is full of failure so far...and it doesn't look like it'll be getting any better with the rumor mill of possible actors floating around *cough*ORLANDO BLOOM*cough*.
#14 Posted by leeto (135 posts) -

Glad to see it up and running, like Kotaku said it's kind of a miracle seeing how this movie was dead for a while.

#15 Posted by masterken (109 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
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..and it doesn't look like it'll be getting any better with the rumor mill of possible actors floating around *cough*ORLANDO BLOOM*cough*.
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thats it. all hope lost. if that seriously happens, eff this movie.
#16 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

I would like to point out to everyone that James Wan also directed Death Sentence which is a terrible, terrible, teeeeeerrible joke of a film. This movie is going to suck.

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