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Castlevania update!

Aug. 18, 2009by: Niki Stephens
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Right now, you might be thinking, "Yeah right, CASTLEVANIA is never going to come out." Okay, maybe you're right, but at least their still talking about it, well Paul W.S. Anderson is anyway.

A lot of bumps in the road have hindered the process of the movie. First with the unfortunate writers strike, then Rogue pictures was sold to Relativity Media. The film also picked up a new director, James Wan (SAW, DEAD SILENCE), and a rewrite for the script as well.

Even though the whole thing seemed like a pain in the ass, Anderson is still involved. Currently he is the producer, and Wan seemed to be just tweaking the original script he had a part in, "James is doing a pass on the script to put himself into it with the tricks and the traps, which he is really good at. One of the things with Castlevania is its not just about the creatures but the environment trying to get to you as well. I think he is a terrific choice because a key part of Castlevania is the intensity of being trapped within the confines of the castle, and hes shown with Saw that he excels with intensity in confined spaces.

Okay, well, what about the issue of Simon Belmont and the whip, is that still in? Sounds like it, Therell be the whip and therell be creatures." I would hope so. It would just seem wrong if the whip wasn't at least one of his weapons.

So perhaps CASTLEVANIA will see the light of day, but until we get more news on it, I'm just as skeptical as everyone else.

Extra Tidbit: The trailer shown at E3 for the new CASTLEVANIA game "Lords of Shadow" makes me want to play it now.
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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2:05PM on 08/20/2009

Castlevania Rocks!

Man, i'm counting on this coming out. It will be awesome if they do it right.
Man, i'm counting on this coming out. It will be awesome if they do it right.
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9:53PM on 08/19/2009
Srly? The Saw guy? Well, at least Belmont will get a castle full of traps and pitfalls.

Yay Drops-Like-Rock Belmont!
Srly? The Saw guy? Well, at least Belmont will get a castle full of traps and pitfalls.

Yay Drops-Like-Rock Belmont!
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6:06PM on 08/19/2009

WHIPS ARE COOL...

...but only when wielded by Indiana Jones.
...but only when wielded by Indiana Jones.
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2:57AM on 08/19/2009

Umm...

Since when did James Wan direct Saw III?

Also, I'm hip to see him direct Castlevania. The guy's got B-movie flare, which is what (I feel) Castlevania needs.
Since when did James Wan direct Saw III?

Also, I'm hip to see him direct Castlevania. The guy's got B-movie flare, which is what (I feel) Castlevania needs.
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10:49AM on 08/19/2009
You're right. I thought for some reason he did, but he only wrote that one. Thanks for the heads up!
You're right. I thought for some reason he did, but he only wrote that one. Thanks for the heads up!
1:50AM on 08/20/2009
beatrixkiddo - Actually he didn't write SAW III. He and Leigh Whannell co-created the story, but SAW III was written entirely by Leigh Whannell.

Get your facts straight, missy ;P

Unless of course, by "only wrote that one" you mean SAW (the first film), but even then, he was the co-writer of that along with Leigh Whannell.

Hope this helps :D
beatrixkiddo - Actually he didn't write SAW III. He and Leigh Whannell co-created the story, but SAW III was written entirely by Leigh Whannell.

Get your facts straight, missy ;P

Unless of course, by "only wrote that one" you mean SAW (the first film), but even then, he was the co-writer of that along with Leigh Whannell.

Hope this helps :D
12:16PM on 08/20/2009
Yeah I took off Saw 3 from the article after I realized I had a total brain fart. All the Saw movies start to blend together at some point.

I saw(hahaha) the first and second Saw but couldn't bring myself to watch any of the rest.
Yeah I took off Saw 3 from the article after I realized I had a total brain fart. All the Saw movies start to blend together at some point.

I saw(hahaha) the first and second Saw but couldn't bring myself to watch any of the rest.
1:50AM on 08/19/2009

Tricks and traps? Really?

It annoys me that that's what James Wan is working into the script "tricks and traps". It annoys me even more than it seems like Paul W.S. Anderson only chose James Wan for that reason alone.

I really hope James Wan focuses not so much on the "traps" (whatever the hell they mean by that... that word just terrifies me when dealing with a Castlevania movie), but on the atmosphere.

To me, his expertise does not lie within creating traps. His expertise lies with making a believable, but
It annoys me that that's what James Wan is working into the script "tricks and traps". It annoys me even more than it seems like Paul W.S. Anderson only chose James Wan for that reason alone.

I really hope James Wan focuses not so much on the "traps" (whatever the hell they mean by that... that word just terrifies me when dealing with a Castlevania movie), but on the atmosphere.

To me, his expertise does not lie within creating traps. His expertise lies with making a believable, but still gripping and dark atmosphere, without going too over-the-top. I really hope he shows that here, as well.

And of course they have the whip, haha. James Wan, I believe in a recent interview, said that was one of the things that really attracted him to the project: The whip.

Here's to hoping this movie doesn't suck, doesn't get whored out in advertisements as being "directed by one of the creators of SAW", and the "creatures" in the movie don't turn out to be CG dipshit fests that reek of Van Helsing mediocrity! :D
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