Horror-actioner expected to begin shooting in February
Update: Bloody-Disgusting’s insider tells them the below synopsis, gleaned from an official production listing sent our way by our own sources, is outdated. While this synopsis was indeed used at one time, it no longer reflects the current draft of the script.
The first plot details for Rogue Pictures’ Castlevania, based on the Konami video game, have floated our way.
Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) is directing the horror-actioner; he’s working from a script by Paul W.S. Anderson and Ian Jeffers. Sources tell us shooting will begin sometime in February.
Beware, there may be SPOILERS ahead. Read on and try not to get all nostalgic for Van Helsing.
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.