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Sylvain White is making a risky career move by agreeing to direct a videogame adaptation. Nothing against him, but history suggests that videogame adaptations don't normally work, even when they look really cool; Doom for example.
A videogame with vampires? Even harder.
Sylvain White to Direct Castlevania
Rogue Pictures has picked up Sylvain White to direct Castlevania, a live-action adaptation of the popular Konami videogame.
White got seven figures for the film, as the director has been in hot demand since finding box office gold with Stomp the Yard. I still can't believe that film did well. The director has already been picked up to helm Static for Columbia Pictures and an live-action adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel Ronin.
Castlevania will be the next film he directs.
Scripted by Paul W.S. Anderson, the drama begins as a Transylvanian knight leads his men into a gothic castle to seek refuge from the Turkish army. The knights soon discover the castle is controlled by the original vampire.
White seems to be a good choice for the adaptation as he grew up playing the game in the early 1990s.
"Most of the vampire films have been present or set in the future, from Blade to Underworld, and I was attracted by the chance to make a dark, epic period movie that almost has an anime feel to it," White said.
Castlevania will enter production late fall in South Africa and Romania.