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Could the ‘Dredd’ Producer Save the ‘Castlevania’ Franchise?

I dig Adi Shankar, who for one reason or another dons The Crow makeup on a daily basis. He’s very vocal about the business, things he’s developing, and keeps fans in the know of everything related to the films he’s working on.

Shankar, who produced The Grey, Dredd and the upcoming I Saw the Devil is hoping to save the long-gestured Castlevania franchise, which once had James Wan attached to direct. Only, this video game adaptation would be animated for online consumption.

The A.V. Club says Shankar has partnered with “Adventure Time’s” Frederator Studios(!) on the “super violent” series.

Now, it sounds like Frederator has cagily confirmed that this Castlevania cartoon is really happening. Speaking with Nickelodeon’s official Nick Animation Podcast (via Bleeding Cool), Fred Seibert (the “Fred” in Frederator) explained that his team is working on an “unnamed” project based on “one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years.” He said they’ve had the rights to this unnamed game for 12 years and haven’t been able to work on it, but—perhaps due to the upcoming end of Adventure Time—they’re now able to get it going.

The site notes that he doesn’t specifically say he’s talking about Castlevania, but the series did just have its 30th birthday in September.




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