Yet another video game movie that may or may not be coming to the big screen is the classic Castlevania. It has thus far been lost in pre-production limbo for many years now, but a recent chat with the attached director, Paul W.S. Anderson, confirms that he’s still thinking about it and has plans to put it together in the future if possible.
You all may know Anderson as the dude who put together the Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil franchises. And though both have seen mediocre-to-bad installments in their respective series, they still remain two of the more successful video-game-movie franchises out there.
Anderson is currently dealing with the new Resident Evil: Retribution film (set to release in a few weeks). While talking about this new flick, he had a few things to say regarding progress on Castlevania. In addition to needing a writer, there are issues with rights to take care of and some pre-planning that must be done in order to make sure the movie comes out as less than complete garbage.
Check out the video below to hear some of what he has to say about Castlevania:
Overall, it sounds like they really haven’t done shit in the years they’ve had so far. Likely, it will sit in limbo for several more years until Anderson and his backers have milked Resident Evil for all it’s worth and need something new to exploit. The only glimmer of hope is that he seems eager to do it right, which may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, in Hollywood “right” is synonymous with “money-making” so that light may quickly die.
What do the Nerdreaders think? Should they even bother with this? Should they keep Anderson attached to it or find someone different? Should someone pummel the guy who thought of this to death with a chain whip?
Thanks to screenrant for the info.