"Super violent" Castlevania series in the works from producer Adi Shankar
Yesterday on his Facebook, DREDD and "Bootleg Universe" shorts (The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Power/Rangers, etc.) producer Adi Shankar announced that he will be producing a "super violent" Castlevania miniseries with Frederator Studios' (Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents) Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde. Shankar says "It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head."
Later, during a conversation with Collider, Adi Shankar shared a few additional details about the project. The producer says Frederator acquired the rights a few years ago, and that the story will be based on Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. He goes on to say there will be a lot of violence and gore, with the goal being "to bring hard hitting anime to the America and be America’s first animated series for adults," with an animation style influenced by the likes of Akira, Ghost in a Shell and Ninja Scroll. Shankar also says he will be planting Easter Eggs that only gamers will know, and that the music will "use the heavy metal electro guitar vibe found in the early games."
So there you go, Castlevania fans, an ultra violent miniseries based on the third installment in the video game franchise is in the works. Who knows what level of talent Shankar and company will be able to land for the project, but who would you like to see voice characters in the series?
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