Game Over for CASTLEVANIA Movie

     May 26, 2009

castlevania_sotn_death_01.jpgAccording to Bloody-Disgusting, the planned adaptation of the popular videogame franchise “Castlevania” has been damned to Development Hell.  Apparently, the film was to focus on both the origins of Dracula and the vampire-fighting Belmont Clan, but then I guess someone made the mistake of actually playing one of the games and realizing, “Holy shit.  There’s no story here.  You just go around and beat the shit out of every monster ever created.”  And while that’s ridiculously fun to play (at least in 2D), I feel blessed that, for the time being, we’ve been spared another unnecessary videogame movie.

But like Dracula, don’t count on this one to stay dead.  My bet is that any producer or studio who looked at the script saw that it would be expensive (big castle, lots of special effects), remembered that we’re in a recession, and stuffed it in a drawer.  So if any good came of this recession, that was about it.

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