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Michael Dorn cast as a werewolf in the Castlevania movie

09.18.2012

There are a handful of video game adaptations that are screaming for the big screen treatment. Up until recently, many of them could not be done justice with limited special effects, but with the technology Hollywood now possesses, there should be nothing holding these franchises back from the big screen.

One of those franchises still awaiting a movie is CASTLEVANIA. There have been several aborted attempts to bring it to theaters: in 2000, Paul WS Anderson was attached and then again in 2009 James Wan was going to give it a shot. Neither has come to fruition. But, now we have heard the project may be moving ahead.

Michael Dorn (ake Lieutenant Commander Worf from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and DEEP SPACE NINE) recently told StarTrek.com that he has been cast as a werewolf in the upcoming film adaptation of CASTLEVANIA.

Castlevania is a movie that Marina [Sirtis] got me involved with. It’s based on a video game. People have been trying to get this thing done for a long time and they finally got the producers together that want to do it. They finally got the OK from the owners, and so they’re doing it. It’s a fun little part. It’s four days, and I’m playing a werewolf that’s been around for a gajillion years who works for this vampire. It’s not too far from Worf because there’s a lot of killing and jumping and sword fights and everything.

I must apologize in advance since I am a STAR TREK fan, but Michael Dorn playing a role tells me this is likely not a big budget Hollywood adaptation. Dorn's name screams SyFy original movie directed by Uwe Boll. Sorry, Michael, but this news does not make me confident in the final product.

The CASTLEVANIA game series has existed since the early days of the NES and follows Simon Belmont, a descendant of the Belmont clan, a family of vampire hunters. He travels to Dracula's demonic castle, Castlevania and fights his way through the castle destroying Dracula himself and the castle. Belmont's main weapon is a whip called "Vampire Killer", while the secondary weapons are powered by Hearts, collected by attacking candles and killing monsters. Secondary weapons available are Daggers, Holy Water, Flying Axe and the Boomerang-esque Flying Cross.

Current video games are so cinematic that many rival the real deal from a studio. A live action CASTLEVANIA deserves the treatment like this trailer below.

Extra Tidbit: Make these into movies NOW: METROID, FINAL FANTASY, SUPER MARIO BROS (Do it right this time!), THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, and MORTAL KOMBAT. Any other suggestions?
Source: StarTrek.com

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8:32PM on 09/18/2012

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Street Fighter is the easiest video game adaptation ever. One of the grand ironies of Street Fighter fandom is that they already made the perfect Street Fighter movie, only it came out about 20 years before the series was even created and was called "Enter the Dragon."

Seriously replace Bruce Lee with Ryu, John Saxon with Guile, Kareem Abdul Jabar with Ken and the villain with Bison and you've got a straight up, relatively faithful (faithful enough for my tastes at least), yet grounded in
Street Fighter is the easiest video game adaptation ever. One of the grand ironies of Street Fighter fandom is that they already made the perfect Street Fighter movie, only it came out about 20 years before the series was even created and was called "Enter the Dragon."

Seriously replace Bruce Lee with Ryu, John Saxon with Guile, Kareem Abdul Jabar with Ken and the villain with Bison and you've got a straight up, relatively faithful (faithful enough for my tastes at least), yet grounded in plausibility, adaptation right there.
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9:33PM on 09/18/2012
Interesting point there, I kinda agree. Also it was Jim Kelly and not Kareem, Kareem was in Game of Death.
Interesting point there, I kinda agree. Also it was Jim Kelly and not Kareem, Kareem was in Game of Death.
7:40PM on 09/18/2012
Wait, there's a Castlevania movie being made? FUCK
Wait, there's a Castlevania movie being made? FUCK
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7:09PM on 09/18/2012
This adaptation is still on the table? This thing has been sitting there for years. Hope they get a director besides the aforementioned, as I'd love to see this elevated by a little bit of a better director. If they can pull off a good Castlevania film,
This adaptation is still on the table? This thing has been sitting there for years. Hope they get a director besides the aforementioned, as I'd love to see this elevated by a little bit of a better director. If they can pull off a good Castlevania film,
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7:05PM on 09/18/2012

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I think it's happening actually, with the Director of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance writing and directing it.
I think it's happening actually, with the Director of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance writing and directing it.
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6:44PM on 09/18/2012

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Deffo Metroid with Charlize Theron as Samus.
Deffo Metroid with Charlize Theron as Samus.
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6:38PM on 09/18/2012
Could be interesting
Could be interesting
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6:27PM on 09/18/2012

Redux -

Resident Evil.
Resident Evil.
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5:48PM on 09/18/2012

1,000 times Yes to that Tidbit

And Dorn's involvement does scream DTV movie which is sad, but true. I'll reserve judgement until there's more info.
And Dorn's involvement does scream DTV movie which is sad, but true. I'll reserve judgement until there's more info.
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