Online since: February 20th, 2006
Plot: This movie focuses on the origin of the eternal struggle between the Belmont clan
and Lord Dracula.
Director: Sylvain White
Writers: Paul W.S. Anderson, Ian Jeffers
ShockTillYouDrop has revealed the official plot outline for the CASTLEVANIA movie. Not
only is it different from the previously announce story, it's EXACTLY like the original video
game. This has the same exact story line as the original Konami NES classic. So if you
don't know the games then be careful when you read this because it contains some
revealing plot points. The plot reads: "It is the year 1691... The land of Transylvania has
been at peace for 100 years now, and the peasants and villagers have begun to purge
their minds of the memories of the times when the lands were dominated by chaos and
shadows, and when the undead walked the earth. However, there are those that
remember that the evil Count Dracula returns every 100 years to plague the land,
bringing with him the forces of Hell. Thus, one evening, the Prince of Darkness rises and
returns to Castlevania, his ancestral home, calling forth his minions to purge the world of
human flesh. The people cry out for a hero - someone to defend them from the evil
desires of the count.
Thankfully, they don't have to look very far, for within the land of Transylvania the
Belmont line still lives, as Simon Belmont, great-grandson of Christopher Belmont, takes
up the legendary whip called the Vampire Killer, and sets forth on his journey through the
darkened countryside to the dark lord's castle. Upon arrival, the young man fights his
way through legions of zombies, gigantic bats, and even faces Death himself, but in the
end, he makes it to the Count and in a battle to end all battles, he comes out the victor.
The price? The evil master places a curse of death upon Simon, which will lead him into a
long and dangerous journey in the very near future." See what we mean? It's the same
story. We'll see if this actually translates well to the big screen. Written by Paul W.S.
Anderson and Ian Jeffers, the film will be directed by Sylvain White.
Sylvain White has been set to direct "Castlevania," a live-action adaptation of the Konami
vampire videogame that's co-produced by Rogue Pictures and Crystal Sky
Entertainment.Pic will shoot late fall in South Africa and Romania. Rogue, the genre arm of
Universal-based Focus Features, will co-finance and distribute in late 2008. Deal was
worth seven-figures for White, who has been in demand following the sleeper hit "Stomp
the Yard." While White has deals to develop "Static" at Columbia Pictures and the Frank
Miller graphic novel "Ronin" at Warner Bros., "Castlevania" will be the next film he directs.
Scripted by Paul W.S. Anderson ("Alien vs. Predator"), 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.
Crystal Sky's Steven Paul and Benedict Carver are producing with Anderson and Jeremy
Bolt. White grew up playing the game in the early 1990s, and was attracted to the chance
to make a vampire film. The script sets up a generational clash between Vlad the Impaler
and the Belmont family, a clan that unleashed the original vampire and battles to defeat
him. "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. Anderson wrote the script with the intention
to direct, but stepped aside to helm the remake "Death Race." White, who's repped by
WMA and Principato Young, will work with Anderson on a rewrite.