Posted on September 19, 2012, Ross Lincoln Worf Will Be Slaying Vamps In The Castlevania Movie
Full disclosure: I fully believe there is no way, no way period, that this movie will ever actually get made. Unless Uwe Boll is hired. So let’s all just accept now the fact that we will never actually see it, ok?
Anywaaaaay, some new news about the presumed-deceased Castlevania has emerged courtesy of the immortal Michael Dorn. Speaking to Startrek.com, the man who inhabited Worf for more than 20 years discussed his current and upcoming projects, one of which is his bizarre kickstarter seeking to fund a romantic comedy he wrote and will star in, along with several other Star Trek alums. Yes, I just wrote that.
However, he also discussed the apparently not-cancelled Castlevania movie. “People have been trying to get this thing done for a long time,” he said, “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.” Are they now? Hookay. So what’s Michael’s role? “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 film has been in and out of the ICU since being announced in 2006. Somehow, a soft confirmation of the development implanted into an interview for the premier Trek website doesn’t strike me as the most rock solid evidence that the movie is going to be completed. I don’t doubt Dorn has been secured, of course. But my guess is that it’s still very much in the ‘securing full funding’ stages. Expect this to be quietly canceled, again.
Anyway, how depressing is Dorn’s Kickstarter pitch? “We also want to show the the people who run Hollywood that “sci-fi” fans are not only interested in science fiction, but are multidimensional and a force to be reckoned with.” I say this as a lifelong trek fan, and a DS9 die hard at that, but damn, it really does kind of blow how Star Trek actors get completely locked into their roles for life. I would love to see them not have to bow and scrape like that.