Over the years there have been several failed attempts to adapt Konami’s popular Castlevania video game series for the screen with directors like Paul W.S. Anderson and James Wan attached to direct a movie once upon a time. Way back in 2006, however, there were also reports that an animated movie was in development with Warren Ellis (Red, Transmetropolitan) penning the script. Over a decade later, Netflix has revived this project and turned it into an animated series with a dark and violent tone not unlike Game of Thrones. Will it be the first great video game adaptation to originate from this side of the globe? That’s what producer Adi Shankar is promising. You can follow the epic tale of vampire hunter Simon Belmont when Castlevania arrives on Netflix on July 7th; check out the first teaser trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.