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Remember the ‘Castlevania’ Movie that Never Happened?

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It’s been so long in developmental hell that it’s easy to forget that there was once a serious push for a Castlevania film adaptation. In fact, the movie was originally going to be directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat) and, when that didn’t work out, none other than James Wan was attached to direct! Alas, that didn’t pan out either.

It’s a sad state that the movie is seemingly never going to get made, especially because that universe is so rich and developed. Plus, the various ways they could’ve approached it would’ve been mind boggling! They could’ve done a Van Helsing-style movie, which I wouldn’t be opposed to on the condition that they made it good (Van Helsing puts me to sleep out of boredom every time I see it). Or what about a more serious, gothic dark style that hearkened back to the glory days of Hammer Horror? The wealth of visuals, monsters, lore, and characters could’ve made Castlevania a really interesting and engaging franchise, if given proper respect and love. Alas…

The folk over at Rejected Storytellers created a video to clue you in on the clusterfuck behind the title. Well put together, it’s definitely worth watching if you’re a fan of the game series.

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