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'Saw' Writer to Pen, Direct Castlevania Movie

Bloody-Disgusting has learned that the movie based on Konami's Castlevania franchise has been resurrected, and will be written and directed by James Wan (Saw, Death Sentence). The film went on hiatus back in 2007 during the Writer's Guild strike, and remained in limbo until just recently. According to the site, Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil movie) is still enlisted to help write and produce the film.

"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," James Wan told the site in an exclusive chat. "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."

He also stated that he loved how Konami took the classic Dracula mythology and Eastern-European setting, and retold the story with a Japanese pop-culture theme.

"That’s the East-meets-West tone I want to visually expand on for the film," he added. "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.”

  • chyll2
    Im a big fan of the series, I just hope they wont mess up the game's reputation.
  • redgarl
    HAHAHA... I knew it was going to be crap with Paul Anderson being in the project... but now...
  • asdf634
    Sick gory demon torture scenes? Final scene: "Dracula... we're going to play a game... Will you sacrifice your teeth which took away the lives of others, or will you die with your sins?" SOLD!!
  • tacoslave
    way to take a piss on my day. first of all resident evil extinction complete crap. Seriously psychic powers? Alice, K-mart, what the fuck? wasn't umbrella fucked in the original but they have access to nukes?
    Sorry for the rant but he totally shitted on the resident evil franchise and i HOPE he doesnt do the same but the saw writer eh worst thing i have to worry about from him is 30 sequels.
  • anamaniac
    A castlevania movie MUST be epic.
    The game series is among the gods. If this movie fails, someone needs some serious ass kicking. If it sucks, don't even do a straight to DVD... just junk it instead.
  • jerther
    I agree with all of you. Too many times movies based on games have been crap.

    I'm a fan of the castlevania series. Not a huge one but I'm aware of the huge story potential it has.

    This movie better be at least 120 Minutes long.
  • monkeysweat
    Movie review " it all was going so nice until a familiar looking puppet appeared,,,,then the torturing began,,,,then a twist"
  • vorless
    Alucard please.
  • ravenware
    Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil movie) is still enlisted to help write and produce the film.

    Should be a pretty terrible movie.

    Resident evil was a slap in the face.