Paul W.S. Anderson Eyes Castlevania (Again)

Published 5 years ago by , Updated October 23rd, 2012 at 12:09 am,

castlevania movie Paul W.S. Anderson Eyes Castlevania (Again)

Castlevania is a movie I do not hold high expectations for. Besides the fact that it is a video game adaptation, it seems to be going through development issues with a continuous set of director changes.

In January, Screen Rant reported that James Wan (Saw franchise) would be co-writing and directing and adaptation of the popular video game franchise, taking over from Paul W.S. Anderson (Death Race) as the writer/director and then Sylvain White (The Losers) who took the helm after Anderson.

After the studio decision to go with Wan, we’ve now come full circle and Paul W.S. Anderson is again set to direct. We don’t know yet how long this may last as in the summer, they were still promoting Wan and the plans for the film at San Diego Comic-Con.

To find out more about the Castlevania game, its story and our thoughts on the film – Head over to Game Rant.

What do you think about Paul W.S. Anderson taking the reins from the almost-dead project again?

Source: Game Rant, Bloody-Disgusting

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  1. Ugh. No. Thanks, but no. You can take that right away, please — no, I don’t want it boxed up to go, just… take it away.

  2. I would love to see a castlevania movie! Let’s get it done already!

  3. i would love to see a castlevania,but its the dude who made resident evil and look what he has done to that so no thanks.and remake resident evil with a strong thinking story about thats creepy,scary,and not so action packed. also lets see the plant,hunters,and a tyrant that does not speak.

  4. No thanks. His original outline involved Simon Belmont using a giant broadsword instead of a whip. If you can’t even the basics of the character down, then I have no hope for the film as a whole.

  5. Nooooo, anyone but him! He would make Simon Belmont wear black leather shooting guns with techno music. Make him stop, someone!

  6. This Paul Anderson guy is a idiot he just says things and talks s*** about directing Castlevania he said James Wan is co-writing and directing the film back in June or July sometime this year.
    He needs to make up his mind if he is going to produce and direct or if James Wan directs it let him.
    Thank You and excuse me for the languages.

  7. if directors and producer are not going to keep the origins and concepts,and basics of a character as joshua says then they should not even do a film.i am still upset at resident evil and will not be happy till i see a remake.

  8. I’m surprised it’s still called Castlevania! Sawing back and forth between creative teams while keeping a cohesive script- It probably looks like a real nightmare. Hmm projects without directors and directors without projects you’d think someone would smell the opportunity??

  9. Uh Anderson did make Event Horizon, which is a phenomenal movie. So maybe he has another good movie in him, the first Resident Evil isnt actually that bad either.

  10. Event Horizon’s definitely the best movie Paul “Trouble” Anderson’s made to date, but marred by its release date already been set before he even started work on it, and Paramount insisting he cut 30 minutes from its final running time. The latter decision meaning that the terrific initial concept of the ship having travelled not just to another dimension but to hell itself is hardly expanded upon at all.

    Ultimately I think it borrows a little too liberally from the likes of Alien, Tarkovsky’s Solaris, The Black Hole, Lifeforce, The Shining and Hellraiser, to name but a few. If I remember rightly there’s even Pinhead’s word-for-word line “We have such sights to show you.” Not to mention that classic SF crime of assuming the audience are muppets: during the scene where Sam Neill’s explaining the ship’s space-folding drive system, there’s the standard “In ENGLISH please…” response, as if the crew are composed entirely of idiots rather than qualified astronauts with at least some rudimentary understanding of physics.

    That said, the cast and production design are great, and I even went out and bought the Orbital/Michael Kamen soundtrack. Can’t imagine I’ll be doing the same with Castlevania.

  11. Thinking about it, I enjoyed the first Resident Evil for what it was as well, DrSamBeckett. Then again I’m not a gamer, so anything he changed, messed up or left out there meant nothing to me. If he’s working on the fourth one now I guess we won’t see this for at least a couple of years anyway.

  12. Yeah I was sitting in a theater about 30 minutes into “Event Horizon” and started thinking, wow this could have been really good What a Story. Then I caught the name again of the director in the credits. Said to my friend, figures. From then on I called him What-a-Story Anderson…