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EpShot
11-09-2005, 01:48 AM
http://www.cinecon.com/news.php?id=0511085

Dimension lands "Castlevania"
POSTED ON 11/08/05 AT 9:30 A.M.
BY ETHAN AAMES (staff@cinecon.com)

Variety reports that Dimension Films has closed a North American deal on the video game franchise "Castlevania." Recently, Crystal Sky Pictures bought the movie rights to the video game. Paul W.S. Anderson will direct the thriller.

The movie would follow the origins of Dracula and the Belmont clan, a vampire slaying family .

JDex
11-09-2005, 01:58 AM
<nasalVoice>
Anderson's my heer-ro.
</nasalVoice>

:banghead:

-Vormav-
11-09-2005, 02:19 AM
Better him than Uwe Boll. :shrug:

chadtheartist
11-09-2005, 02:44 AM
It would be nice if he decides to actually make a "thriller". But I think it's going to end up more like Van Helsing than any sort of thriller.

Nadril
11-09-2005, 02:54 AM
eh... i'm praying left and right this could turn out to be a good movie. I always loved the castlevaina series, and I swear my little brother thinks the N64 (1st one) version is one of the best games made. (it was fun).

Terrell
11-09-2005, 03:23 AM
It's a videogame, so it can't be ruined! Why? Because a film based on a videogame is bound to suck no matter what.

JDex
11-09-2005, 03:41 AM
It's a videogame, so it can't be ruined! Why? Because a film based on a videogame is bound to suck no matter what.

Granted... but someday there will be a decent-to-good movie based on a game... dunno when, dunno what... but someday.

Can't believe this guy gets work though.

Weisz
11-09-2005, 03:47 AM
Personally, I'm looking forward to this! I loved the first Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil movies and Soldier. AvP I thought was entertaining but completely understand why die hard Aliens/Predator fans hated it (it WAS severely mishandled.) Guess Paul W.S. Anderson is just one of those you love him or hate him directors. I really don't think he deserves to be put anywhere near Uwe Boll tho, that guy is just.. horrible. Words don't exist that can describe how freaking awful of a director Uwe Boll is. I really don't think I've ever seen a movie that was worse than Alone in the Dark which is just a crying shame because that's one of my favorite games of all time. But now I'm just getting off topic...

Lunatique
11-09-2005, 04:19 AM
Better him than Uwe Boll. :shrug:

Absolutely. Kinda sad that Boll has lowered the bar for all directors around the world.

Trenox
11-09-2005, 10:12 AM
Granted... but someday there will be a decent-to-good movie based on a game... dunno when, dunno what... but someday.

Im betting on Peter Jacksons Halo movie. If thats not making a good movie, i dont think we will ever see a good video game movie.

But lets face it: what makes a game truly great (game mechanics/interactivity) is not what makes a movie great, and cant translate to that medium.

mynewcat
11-09-2005, 12:20 PM
I think Halo could be good because it's got lots of Ringworld style drama to draw on.

And I just looked up Uwe Boll in IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093051/), he seems to specialise in nothing but crap game translations.
Man, how could he have screwed up Alone in the Dark? all he had to do was steer the boat gently into harbour, and that would have been that.

Trenox
11-09-2005, 02:19 PM
How Uwe Boll screwed up alone in the dark : http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=2649&p= ;)

read and weep

Neil
11-09-2005, 02:43 PM
There is still hope for the Silent Hill movie turning out alright. Released shots so far look decent.

FunBucket
11-09-2005, 03:16 PM
Wow, I'm amazed at the hostility towards Paul Thomas Anderson. I love his movies, of course I could care less about Castlevania. :eek:

This board continues to amaze me! Everyone seems to think Chicken Little is a decent movie, yet Paul Thomas Anderson seems to be hated! Simply amazing, lol.

arvid
11-09-2005, 03:22 PM
In my book, the man who made Event Horizon can make any movie he wants ;)

*blindfold on* So shoot me! :wip:

Trenox
11-09-2005, 03:37 PM
Paul Anderson: the guy who ruined 2 of the greatest franchises ever in one move. The problem with PA isnt so much his directing, but his abysmal scriptwriting. I normally love directors that also write their own movies, but in this case ill pass. He wrote AVP, Resident Evil 1 and 2, and is supposedly also writing this movie. Event Horizon was great, but it had a great script (not by PA), great actors, amazing sets and uncompromising violence ;) something AVP lacked more than Uwe Boll lacks talent.

FunBucket
11-09-2005, 03:51 PM
Paul Anderson: the guy who ruined 2 of the greatest franchises ever in one move. The problem with PA isnt so much his directing, but his abysmal scriptwriting. I normally love directors that also write their own movies, but in this case ill pass. He wrote AVP, Resident Evil 1 and 2, and is supposedly also writing this movie. Event Horizon was great, but it had a great script (not by PA), great actors, amazing sets and uncompromising violence ;) something AVP lacked more than Uwe Boll lacks talent.


That's interesting, because I never realized he wrote those movies! They looked awful, lol. Let me correct my last statement!

I enjoyed Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love. The first two were kind of all over the place, but were still appealing to me. PDL is definitely my favorite of his films. Never seen Hard Eight though...

Of course, he wrote those, too, so maybe you'd think they suck as well. You gotta admit though that Boogie Nights and Resident Evil aren't exactly on the same level. :shrug:

JDex
11-09-2005, 03:56 PM
In my book, the man who made Event Horizon can make any movie he wants ;)

*blindfold on* So shoot me! :wip:

IMHO, Event Horizon was the first and only movie that he made that was worth the cans that the reels where sent out in... EH was a terrific thriller and was well written and executed... I wonder if the "entity" from the other side took that director and replaced him with the hack that many of us have come to loathe.

Vossil
11-09-2005, 04:27 PM
Granted... but someday there will be a decent-to-good movie based on a game... dunno when, dunno what... but someday.

Can't believe this guy gets work though.

Thats the spirit, EVENTUALLY there will be a good one......eventually....

As for Anderson directing any more films all I can really do is quote Darth Vader when I say:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

.....though I will admit that Event Horizon was good, but maybe that was the exeption that proves the rule.

Trenox
11-09-2005, 05:03 PM
FunBucket: hehe you are confusing 2 ppl :) Paul W. S. Anderson is the guy behind AVP and now Castlevania. Paul THOMAS Anderson is behind boogie nights and Magnolia (magnolia are btw one of my all time favorite movies)

vfx fan
11-09-2005, 05:40 PM
If they have someone with skill write the script while Anderson directs, this will be a kick-ass movie, because Anderson is a pretty decent director because he has a real vision and his visuals are usually stunning -- which explains why the vfx veterans like Richard Yuricich and John Bruno probably work with him so much.

FunBucket
11-09-2005, 05:45 PM
FunBucket: hehe you are confusing 2 ppl :) Paul W. S. Anderson is the guy behind AVP and now Castlevania. Paul THOMAS Anderson is behind boogie nights and Magnolia (magnolia are btw one of my all time favorite movies)

OOOHH! I really should learn how to read, lol.

Boone
11-09-2005, 08:25 PM
After his brilliant turn on Resident Evil and AVP - I look forward to a Castlevania movie. But my only concerns will be whether it is based on Alucard games and if it will have faithful music.

Boxsmiley
11-09-2005, 09:24 PM
(double post)

Boxsmiley
11-09-2005, 09:25 PM
I hope the music and enviroments are gorgeous just like the 2D games!

WingedOne
11-11-2005, 01:59 AM
It's a videogame, so it can't be ruined! Why? Because a film based on a videogame is bound to suck no matter what.

You know what I'd like to see?

A movie based on the plot of Katamari Damacy :twisted:

...and David Lynch would direct it. :D

white dragon
11-11-2005, 08:31 AM
I honestly didn't think the first Resident Evil film was that bad, I'll even hold my hands up and say I enjoyed it. The second however was a steaming pile of horse dung. AvP was horrid, even thinking about it now makes me glad that I don't own it, despite it leaving a gap in my Alien collection. But to be fair I think that film was going to bad whoever directed it as the Producer (looking at the special features) seemed to know what he was looking for, and that was a way to make money, rather than a good film....

I think Castlevania holds too many fond memories for people for it to ever be considered a good conversion by everyone. This could be the film that redeems Paul, or the noose without which we finally lynch him with.

hordePrime
11-11-2005, 12:19 PM
IMHO, Event Horizon was the first and only movie that he made that was worth the cans that the reels where sent out in

Agreed.

Paul W.S. Anderson's script-writing is some of the worst in the industry, and really, his directing isn't that special either. AvP felt more like a comicbook or video game than a movie (way to throw a wrench in the already-established franchise, Paul), and Resident Evil, well...Resident Evil was a poor game-to-film conversion across the board. I can't remember who said it, but there's a previous post in this thread where someone mentions how a mechanic that makes a game work will most likely not make the film work...and that's completely true. As a game film, Resident Evil should have had representations of the game mechanics, and then added the film element. What did we get? Martial arts and nonstop zombie killing, with no content or filler whatsoever. Now, I have made a similar argument concerning the late "Doom" film (anyone else just love the way I just worded that?), and I am continually met with the same reaction of "Dude, it's a Doom movie, what did you want?" Well, ya know, if we didn't feed into the Hollywood plan of only making suck-a$$ films because we'll all just eat it up, then maybe we wouldn't have this problem, and maybe mediocre directors such as Paul W.S. Anderson wouldn't be raping so many high-potential franchises.

DAZZAN
11-11-2005, 03:55 PM
Granted... but someday there will be a decent-to-good movie based on a game... dunno when, dunno what... but someday.

Can't believe this guy gets work though.

if Jackson gets hold of HALO,and gets it right?

At least you have a grade A director.

But hes got to finished this film version of Donkey Kong.

Seen the trailer and it looks nothing like the game i played as a kid,wheres all the ladders.

And no barrell sounds,You know !

DIngdy...Dingdy ....ding... DONG!.....Jump!

NA3D
03-10-2006, 02:24 PM
Now, I have made a similar argument concerning the late "Doom" film (anyone else just love the way I just worded that?), and I am continually met with the same reaction of "Dude, it's a Doom movie, what did you want?" Well, ya know, if we didn't feed into the Hollywood plan of only making suck-a$$ films because we'll all just eat it up, then maybe we wouldn't have this problem, and maybe mediocre directors such as Paul W.S. Anderson wouldn't be raping so many high-potential franchises.

Amen Horde
I like the wording of that too. You can tell from the trailers even that they are going to bite too. The game world and the movie world are too different to have all that solid of transitions all that often though. You will have someone get lucky here or there, or just flat out an amazing director and everything, but it isn't an easy transition. What hooks people into a game and what hooks people into a movie are too different. Like Superman is a good series, the movies have been okay at least, but someone god like as hard as hell to make into a video that is worth much. (No offence, love the environment modeling of the game from what I have seen so far like crazy.) In a movie or tv show the main character can worry about "the girl" being in trouble and getting hurt, while in a game it is like,"All well, let her die it isn't my guy."
AVP is a great movie... just skip the 1st half. It is just a hard core action film then. I remember going and watching it, everyone was almost asleep during the first half, but the last half everyone was like, DANG.

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