Posted on December 6, 2007, Jonathan Writers Strike Delays Castlevania Movie
The continuing writers strike has claimed another victim. The upcoming movie based on the Castlevania franchise has now been stalled by Rogue Pictures until some kinks can be worked out with the script, written by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil). The production was slated to begin filming this April in South Africa with Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) directing. With a budget of around $40 million and plans for a franchise, this is one of the most ambitious projects Rogue has ever undertaken; so they decided to wait for a resolution to the strike to make sure they get it right.
I’m actually a little relieved they decided to shelve the film for now. Sure it may take longer for the film to see the light of day, but at least then we can be assured they did everything in their power to make it as good as possible. Well, except get a new director and screenwriter.