The 2011 Castlevania Movie follows the battle between Dracula and the Belmont family. Based on the long-running video game series, the film will be directed by Saw director James Wan and written by Death Sentence scribe Ian Jeffers.
The writer and director are known for violent films, so Castlevania may end up being a fairly dark film. A new game in the series is slated for release later this, year, so look to the success of the game to see if the film receives the kind of budget needed to make a decent film.
Who’s It For?
No rating yet, but with the Saw director at the helm, expect it to be for mature audiences only.
Movie Release Date
No set release date yet, although it will probably release in late 2011 at the earliest.
Who’s In It?
No casting, but characters should include Dracula and at least one member of the Belmont family.
Dracula, Van Helsing (shudder), Saw, Death Sentence, 30 Days of Night.
What’s Good About It?
The hero uses a whip, it has vampires, and it will hopefully be extremely violent. Maybe a action/adventure version of 30 Days of Night.
What’s Bad About It?
It’s a video game movie directed by the same guy who made Saw. The acting will probably be terrible, and bad Dracula impressions will make the film unintentionally funny.
Our Clever Prediction
If the next Castlevania game does huge business, which it may since it is being overseen by Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima, the film may get the budget necessary to bring the game to life. Still, it’s a video game adaptation, and Prince of Persia had a $200 million dollar budget and didn’t produce quality. Hope for the best, but expect the worst. A violent version of Van Helsing is on very few people’s wish list.