One time, years and years ago a friend came up to me and was like “Guess what?! They’re making a Castlevania movie!” and I was like “OMG YAY!” Then we jumped around in excitement like bunnies on speed. The movie never came. Fast-forward a few more years, “Guess what?! They’re making a Castlevania movie!” More girly bouncing and more excitement. But the movie never came! This went on for years! Then today, I was scanning upcoming movies on IMDB and saw “Castlevania (2011)” … there was no bouncing this time, because I’ve heard this before and know better than to get high hopes (and because I am old now and haven’t had enough coffee to bounce).
This time around I used my mad interweb skills to find out more on this supposed movie and got this mini interview with Paul W.S. Anderson, the man that is said to be working on the Castlevania movie:
What can you say about Castlevania?
Other than I love the property and I love the idea of making a Castlevania movie, it’s kind of up in the air, that film, right now.
Does the project stem from your love of dark fantasy and horror?
Absolutely, and that combined with a love of the videogame. I was a big fan of the game, still am. But also I have a [great] love of castles and dark spaces and confinement. And I think you see that in a lot of my movies. I actually come from a coal-mining family in the north of England. As a small child I remember going into a coal mine and I think that probably had a big effect on me. The dark, claustrophobic, underground spaces made a big impression on me. I like that aspect of those kinds of dark properties.
Any chance we’ll see that in 3-D as well?
Anything I’m in involved in right now is 3-D. I’m a total convert. Everything I’m shooting from now on is with the Cameron Pace-Fusion Camera system. I think it’s the best way of shooting 3-D. I think it gives the best 3-D quality imaginable. That’s the system I’m using, and I’m applying it to virtually everything I’m doing right now.
Yea… that has got to be the most uninformative interview I have ever seen! All that tells me is that they are maybe sorta kinda possibly thinking about making a Castlevania movie and if they do it’s totally going to be in 3D. That’s fucktarded.
So dear readers, I wouldn’t expect a Castlevania movie any time soon. Instead focus all your excitement on the upcoming game, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.