When James Wan was connected to direct movie primarily based on the Castlevania video video games, he talked to Nicolas Cage about taking part in Dracula
Approach again in 2005, it was introduced that Paul W.S. Anderson – following the success of his online game variations Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil – had signed on to direct a movie adaptation of the Castlevania online game franchise. That undertaking ended up being caught in improvement hell, and as years handed Anderson determined to provide the movie somewhat than direct it. At first, he handed the helm over to Sylvain White (Slender Man). Then in 2009, James Wan (Noticed) signed on to direct. Wan wasn’t concerned with Castlevania for a very long time… however in a latest Instagram submit, he revealed that he was concerned lengthy sufficient to contact Nicolas Cage about taking part in Dracula!
Wan talked about our close to miss with a Castlevania film starring Cage as Dracula after watching Cage play Dracula on this yr’s horror comedy Renfield:
When Wan began engaged on Castlevania, he informed Bloody Disgusting he would “be engaged on the script with a author to offer it a brand new spin, totally different to the earlier variations….. The factor I really like about what Konami did with Castlevania, was taking the long-lasting Dracula mythology and Jap-European setting, and retelling it with a Japanese pop-cultural sensibility… For as soon as, the human hero is as horny and harmful because the vampire villain, and his weapon of alternative was what attracted me to the undertaking within the first place – The Vampire Killer Whip.”
The Castlevania video games primarily happen within the fortress of Depend Dracula, who resurrects each hundred years to take over the world. Excluding some video games, the gamers assume the function of the Belmonts, a clan of vampire hunters who’ve defeated Dracula for hundreds of years with the Vampire Killer.
The Castlevania movie undertaking ended up collapsing on account of rights points, however we did get 4 seasons of a Castlevania anime collection on the Netflix streaming service.
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Cage has stated he’s keen on starring a full Dracula film after taking part in the character in Renfield.