Paul W.S. Anderson shepherding Castlevania to film
Not long ago, we told you about some direct-to-DVD business featuring Warren Ellis that was going on with the Castlevania franchise, and to be frank, that was more exciting than the somewhat meh buzz surrounding the news that Paul W.S. Anderson (of Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator "fame") is preparing to take our beloved whip-cracking Belmonts to the big screen. Though according to Anderson, the film may be more about laying on a little fang than about the generations who've worked to stem the undead tide. "You could almost call this movie Dracula Begins," said Anderson, according to 1UP. Must we? Or can we just go ahead and vomit now to beat the rush?
There's a dim light at the end of the tunnel. After all, it could be Uwe Boll. And the first Resident Evil film wasn't the worst thing ever. It had moments. A few moments. If you were drinking. But Anderson's little off-the-cuff remark makes us wonder if he understands the series and what keeps the fans coming back. It's not just the big bad and it's not just the Belmonts. It's a balance. And, y'know, we dig whips and those bouncing Medusa heads.
Maybe a good film based on a game franchise is just too much to ask.