Steven Paul’s Crystal Sky Pictures has bought the rights to long-running Konami vidgame franchise “Castlevania” and has set helmer Paul W.S. Anderson (“Alien vs. Predator”) to adapt and direct.
Paul and Crystal Sky president Benedict Carver will produce along with Anderson and Jeremy Bolt, who are partnered in Impact Pictures.
Pic will focus on the origins of Dracula and the uprising of the Belmont Clan, a vampire-slaying family who supposedly become humanity’s last hope.
I’m going to give Anderson the benefit of the doubt for now. True, his Alien vs Predator was poorly implemented. However, I liked Event Horizon and Mortal Kombat, and I didn’t think Resident Evil was the steaming pile of dogshit everyone seemed to think it was. It could definitely be worse: Uwe Boll or John Leonetti (the director of Mortal Kombat Annihilation) could be directing it.
Then again, I’m not really rabid about it because I’ve never played any of the Castlevania games. If I get a Nintendo DS, I’ll change my mind, but until then… *shrug*