After being staked a few months back, the Castlevania movie has been resurrected from the grave. Saw co-creator James Wan has been confirmed by Bloody Disgusting as the co-writer and director of the video game feature and also dropped a dime on where Wan sees the big screen adaptation heading.
The thing I love about what Konami did with Castlevania, was taking the iconic Dracula mythology and Eastern-European setting, and retelling it with a Japanese pop-cultural sensibility,” he continues. “That’s the East-meets-West tone I want to visually expand on for the film. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to make a highly stylized, fantasy, action film that focuses on the gothic storyline and the cool, anime-like characters. For once, the human hero is as sexy and dangerous as the vampire villain, and his weapon of choice was what attracted me to the project in the first place – The Vampire Killer Whip.