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Castlevania Scores A Director!

Jul. 23, 2009by: Jared Pacheco
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Yesterday I told you about one long-talked-about video game adaptation scoring a director and today we've got another! Following the annoucement that Sam Raimi will be directing WARCRAFT we've now got a director attached to CASTLEVANIA!

Bloody-Disgusting broke word that none other than genre regular James Wan will be directing CASTLEVANIA! You read that right folks! SAW's James Wan takes over directorial duties from the previously announced Sylvain White and will also be co-writing the script for producer Paul W.S. Anderson. Wait... Paul Anderson producing? Uh-oh. Here's hoping Anderson will back off and collect the paycheck and let Wan do whatever the hell he wants to do!

Wan even talked to BD a bit about why he signed on for the project: "....I'll be working on the script with a writer to give it a new spin, different to the previous versions..... The thing I love about what Konami did with Castlevania, was taking the iconic Dracula mythology and Eastern-European setting, and retelling it with a Japanese pop-cultural sensibility... 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.

To read the rest of what he had to say you can head right over here. Wan seems extremely excited about bringing us CASTLEVANIA so that could only mean good things for us! BD also threw up what looks like a very early teaser poster for the film, which I've offered a bit of below. Just click through on the shot for the full poster and keep it here as we await more announcements for James Wan's CASTLEVANIA!

Extra Tidbit: If you're not feeling Wan behind this one who would you choose instead?

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11:38AM on 07/24/2009
So much for development hell. They'd better include 'Vampire Killer' in the score.
So much for development hell. They'd better include 'Vampire Killer' in the score.
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12:51PM on 07/23/2009

CastleVania!

I'm really game for a Castlevanai movie but over the years I didn't really like the artisitc direction it took and feel the anime look really started to hurt it. I would like to see a more "Western" look to the characters and not guys that look like girls. Hahaha... And I would like a more gritty feel and look ot things.
I'm really game for a Castlevanai movie but over the years I didn't really like the artisitc direction it took and feel the anime look really started to hurt it. I would like to see a more "Western" look to the characters and not guys that look like girls. Hahaha... And I would like a more gritty feel and look ot things.
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4:27AM on 07/23/2009
HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!! YES!!!!

I've loved every Wan film so far. I'm extremely pumped to see what he does with this film.
HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!! YES!!!!

I've loved every Wan film so far. I'm extremely pumped to see what he does with this film.
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