Castlevania film still in development, says actor

More game/movie news: Actor Michael Dorn, best known as Star Trek‘s Worf, has announced that he is playing a “fun little part” in an as-yet unannounced film based on the Castlevania franchise.

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

In an interview on the official Star Trek website, Dorn explained that in 2011, he had started thinking about retiring, but 2012 saw a whole bunch of projects pop up – including the long-overdue video game tie-in.

People have been trying to get this thing done for a long time and they finally got the producers together that want to do it. They finally got the OK from the owners, and so they’re doing it.

It’s a fun little part. It’s four days, and I’m playing a werewolf that’s been around for a gajillion years who works for this vampire. It’s not too far from Worf because there’s a lot of killing and jumping and sword fights and everything.

This is the first we’ve officially heard about the project – a Castlevania film was first thrown around as a possibility back in 2005, with Resident Evil: Retribution director Paul W.S. Anderson reportedly interested. By 2007, after rights were acquired, a script had been sketched out and locations had been scouted, creative disagreements saw Anderson leave the project. Sylvain White took on the director’s role, planning a “dark, epic period movie that almost has an anime feel”, but the film was further delayed with the Writers Guild strike of 2007.

After the film’s production company was sold, Castlevania was officially shelved in 2009.

But then! Saw co-creator James Wan signed up a little later that year, promising to write the script as well as direct the film, while Anderson was reportedly “still interested”. Despite this, we’ve heard nothing of the project for the past few years.

It seems that Crystal Sky Pictures, who owned the rights back in 2005, is still hanging on however, with an IMDB entry listing the potential Castlevania action/horror flick as having a 2014 release date.

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