Paul WS Anderson Rumored for "Castlevania" Film

11/15/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Rob Stammitti

I'm willing to bet every video game fan that just read that headline released one collective "sigh." That's right, the infamous helmer of video game adaptations "Mortal Kombat" and "Resident Evil" is eyeing a couple more projects, most notably an adaptation of classic Konami series "Castlevania."

Multiple directors have been attached to the film, including "Stomp the Yard" director Sylvain White and "Saw" creator James Wan, but the film has yet to get very far into development stages. There has been recent word regarding Anderson's involvement, however.

From CinemaSpy:

"On the Toronto set of "Resident Evil: Afterlife," producer Jeremy Bolt told STYD that Anderson is once again circling "Castlevania" and is currently waiting for the script.

No word, however, as to what role Anderson will play in the film: producer, director...or perhaps both."

The Resident Evil film they mention is the fourth installment in Anderson's series, the first of which he directed but the two sequels he only produced. He's back in the director's chair for this one, which again stars Milla Jovovich.

I wouldn't exactly call myself an avid gamer, but I certainly was at one point in my life and the Castlevania series is among the best out there, and Anderson (along with the notorious German director Uwe Boll) has a reputation for poor interpretations of the material. A lack of faith to the source would be excusable, I think, if the result had any actual quality, which is something Anderson's films (and most video game adaptations) are definitely lacking in.

As if this weren't enough, Anderson is also allegedly eyeing the "Metal Gear Solid" series, also developed by Konami and known for its complex and intricate plotline.

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