Castlevania gets a new director… Sylvain White!

June 14, 2007

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Big changes for the upcoming CASTLEVANIA movie, as previous director PAUL W.S. Anderson exits, and SYLVAIN WHITE takes over.

However, they’re sticking with Anderson’s script, and he’ll remain on as a producer.

White’s been hot since scoring a hit with STOMP THE YARD, and he’s previously gotten coverage here for his plans to adapt RONIN for the big screen. Castlevania, however, will be his next turn at director, bumping all other projects back.

Can the big screen do the Belmont Family justice? God knows VAN HELSING tried to do this kind of movie right, but didn’t quite get there. Needs a tough mix of Sword and Sorceror epic with Vampire stuff. Hard to get it right… but the game series has always been brilliant, so the potential’s definitely there.


Tuesday Round-Up: Ditko Rules Edition

June 5, 2007

amazing_spider-man_vol1_016.jpgMark Millar has great things to say about the BBC Steve Ditko documentary. Hopefully it will make it to YouTube and BBC America soon.

Brian Helgeland is rewriting NOTTINGHAM, Ridley Scott’s revisionist take that imagines Robin Hood as a villian. Still not so sure anybody wants to see that. I mean, come on… he’s Robin Hood, you know?

UGO has an interview with RONIN Director Sylvain White. I’ve got some faith in this one.

Final Fantasy VII is NOT being remade. Or are they?

Howard Stern was approached to voice SHOCKWAVE in the TRANSFORMERS movie, but turned it down. That sucks, would’ve been a GREAT moment in the film. I really don’t get what Stern’s agent was thinking, but hey…

David Eick’s THEM pilot for Fox may not be dead after all!

Now you can name the sequel to F.E.A.R.

Mark Ruffalo will star opposite Julianne Moore in BLINDNESS, an adaptation of Jose Saramago’s novel about a town in which everyone loses their sight.

Newsarama has an interview with incoming Action Comics artist Brad Walker.