A big screen adaptation of Konami’s Castlevania video game series has been in development for years now, but with Paul W.S. Anderson at the helm, it seemed destined to be just another terrible video game movie. When it was announced that Anderson would step back to take a producer role, there was a brief glimmer of hope, but then Sylvain White (Stomp The Yard, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer) was chosen to take his place in the director’s chair and everyone went right back to not caring. Ian Jeffers (Death Sentence) was hired to write the script with Anderson.
Well, the good news is, it looks like Paul W.S. Anderson’s take on the project probably won’t be seeing the light of day. The bad news is, no one else will likely have a crack at it either. Bloody Disgusting reports that the movie has since fallen into development hell and has essentially been abandoned. What a bad time to let a vampire-related property slip through your fingers! I’m sure a lot of fans are breathing a sigh of relief, but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t some small part of me that is disappointed. No word on what this means for the Warren Ellis animated Castlevania flick that was also in development.