Oh good… here comes another video game movie. Actually it’s a video game movie that has been trying to get off the ground for years now and it appears it’s finally moving forward (is that a good thing or a bad thing? I’ll leave that up to you to decide).
The man behind the first couple of “Saw” movies and in recent days flicks like “Death Sentence” and “Dead Silence”, James Wan, has just signed on to co-write and direct the feature film adaptation of the video game “Castlevania“.
The good folks over at Bloody Disgusting give us this:
James Wan, the co-mastermind behind the Saw franchise, and director of Dead Silence and Death Sentence, will be co-writing and directing Castlevania for producer Paul W.S. Anderson. Inside you’ll find a tid-bit from Wan about his forthcoming adaptation. Sylvain White was originally slated to direct. Castlevania is an adaptation of the popular NES game from the 80’s that has since become a massive video game franchise.
“I’m very fresh on this project, so its early stages and I’m still trying to work things out, but the producers love my vision for it,” James Wan tells Bloody-Disgusting in an exclusive chat. “I’ll be working on the script with a writer to give it a new spin, different to the previous versions. This will have my stamp on it which Konami is very excited about.
I’m not sure how to feel about this.
First of all… it’s a video game movie… and we all know that they ALL suck. No exceptions.
Secondly… James Wan. The first Saw was pretty good. I didn’t mind the second one at all. But wow… Dead Silence was all kinds of terrible, and despite how cool Death Sentence looked, it ended up disappointing most people… including me.
Yeah… not much hope for this one.