I was under the impression that Dimension Films owned domestic rights to Paul W.S. Anderson’s Castlevania adaptation, but apparently I was wrong. Rogue Pictures has picked up domestic and some international distribution rights to Anderson’s $50 million video game adaptation, according to Variety. Read on for more details on his version of the film.
Anderson’s script spans many time periods but mostly takes place in 15th century Transylvania where it mines the Dracula legend’s genesis in the form of Romanian prince Vlad the Impaler.
“Castlevania” is a long-running game franchise which focuses on the duel across the centuries between Dracula and the vampire-hunting Belmont family, played out within Dracula’s vast, labyrinthine castle.
Shooting is slated to begin next Spring in Hungary and Romania for exteriors, and Budapest for interiors.