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"Castlevania" Lurches to the Big Screen

The word from The Z Review is that Crystal Sky Pictures has snatched up the movie rights to the "Castlevania" series of horror video games. Fittingly enough, the reins of the first film to come from this deal have been handed to Paul W.S. Anderson, whose previous work on video game adpatations includes "Mortal Kombat" and "Resident Evil." The plot is expected to involve Dracula's beginnings and a family of vampire slayers known as the Belmont Clan. Familiar enough territory, but I guess it's all in the execution.

I find it increasingly difficult to understand why, with the growing popularity of video game adpatations, no one has yet tackled the "King's Quest" and "Space Quest" lines of computer games, but it's encouraging that the horror genre has been pretty well represented. And if movies like "Doom" and "Castlevania" are an indication that Hollywood is developing an interest in older games, perhaps my day will come.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on November 3, 2005 9:13 PM
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