The plot synopsis has been released for the upcoming Castlevania movie. We get the skinny from moviesonline:
It is the year 1691…The land of Transylvania has been at peace for 100 years now, and the peasants and villagers have begun to purge their minds of the memories of the times when the lands were dominated by chaos and shadows, and when the undead walked the earth…However, there are those that remember that the evil Count Dracula returns every 100 years to plague the land, bringing with him the forces of Hell…Thus, one evening, the Prince of Darkness rises and returns to Castlevania, his ancestral home, calling forth his minions to purge the world of human flesh. The people cry out for a hero — someone to defend them from the evil desires of the count.
No Surprises here, pretty much stays true to the video game from what I remember. Simon Belmont, great-grandson of Christopher Belmont then goes to the castle and begins kicking vampire minion caboose until he reaches the big boss at the end of the game/move.
Having stages of villains works great in both video games and film. Bloodsport, Diggstown, Game of Death all build tension and weave a story as they climb a ladder with foes as rungs. If they are able to keep this tournament style of progression, I think the movie could come together nicely. I also look forward to seeing Belmont whip the hell out of people.
My buddy Bill pretty much loves Castlevania more than most folks love their kids. He is excited to see this movie and has been talking about it for some time now. I hope they do the series justice, otherwise I fear for the safety for all involved. Bill (AKA the Tub Lord) will throw 7-11 slurpees in their faces only to be followed up with the additional insult of a devastating flat-footed shin kick. When we review this movie, I will see if we can get Bill’s review for all of you. He is a Castlevania virtuoso and you all deserve his thoughts on the matter.