Castlevania: the movie

Rogue Pictures has hooked up with genre filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson and Crystal Sky Entertainment to help bring the classic videogame Castlevania to the big screen.

A number of new details have emerged about the Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat filmmaker’s approach to the project. Anderson’s script reportedly spans many time periods but mostly takes place in 15th century Transylvania. The movie is described as a fresh take on the Dracula legend, taking it back to the beginning with the story of Romanian prince Vlad the Impaler.

“You could almost call this movie Dracula Begins,” said Anderson.

Rogue co-president Andrew Rona says the movie is an “action/horror project in the vein of Underworld and Blade.” He adds that the studio is hoping to turn Castlevania into a franchise.

Anderson also says that the game’s gothic visuals and eerie music will serve as his inspiration for the look and sound of the film.

Locations are reportedly being scouted in Hungary and Romania for a possible shoot starting in the North American spring. The castle set will be built in Budapest.

Source: IGN

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