Castlevania goes to the cinema

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Sep 17, 2012

Castlevania goes to the cinema by Clarky at 11:36 PM (2,794 Views / 0 Likes) 38 replies

  1. Clarky
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    Konami's own Castlevania is getting a silver screen treatment according to actor Michael Dorn. Quoting the actor himself, "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 (Dorn's most notable role) because there's a lot of killing and jumping and sword fights and everything."Other details that have emerged also include that the movie is in the middle of filming. Castlevania debuted as a series back in 1986 on the Famicom spawning over 30 or so games.
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    No....I just don't see it working
     


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    If production is anything like the game, it's gonna be in development hell. Odds are they'll be too busy backtracking and refilming scenes.
     
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    Breaking news!! This is actor who will be playing as Simon Belmont. Another videogame-to-movie adaptation? Count me in!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Yet another video game franchise is murdered at the hands of Hollywood.
     
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    No more video game movies... please...
     
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    Member Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Here are some more disasters
     
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    It could just be a monster movie flick, is all.

    Castlevania already derives itself heavily from literature, film and television.
     
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    Prince of Persia wasn't directly related to the game itself, that's why it didn't suck compared to other abominations.
     
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    Don't mess with the Street Fighter movie, it has some classic lines.
     
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    You will choke on those words, Guild.
     
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    Worf is going to be in this so I'm down for a ticket.
     
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    Why does this keep happening? Has it ever worked? Has there ever actually been a good video game based movie?
     
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    Mortal Kombat was good.
     
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    If you count transformers they're ok but they're still bad, if you want to watch a bad movie based on a video game give super mario bros a shot...
     
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    The following video game to movie adaptions are at least mildly tolerable...

    - The ORIGINAL Mortal Kombat. Annihilation had NO right to exist. At all.
    - Silent Hill was far from perfect but it's nowhere near as bad as the usual abominations.
    - Prince of Persia was actually not too bad at all.
    - Final Fantasy Spirits Within is actually a perfectly acceptable sci-fi film, if you simply ignore the 'Final Fantasy' in the title.
    - Advent Children Complete may be mostly just flash, but whatever. Barring's Cloud's self-pitying whine it's a good movie.
    - The Pokemon films are kinda guilty pleasures, but oddly they do get kinda dark in tone as they go on. Pokemon dying, humans damn near choking things to death, etc. I have all but the latest one (which to my knowledge isn't in English yet anyway) and I actually like them.


    The others...wow. They just suck so hard. Whether its...

    - The Super Mario Bros Movie, which sucks on SO many levels. It does have a few momentary laughs, but overall it offends my television.
    - Mortal Kombat Annihilation failed for so many reasons, such as replacing most of the original cast and being poorly written and plain old bullshit.
    - Street Fighter disgraced its source material by having Guile played by a douche with a thick Brussels accent, failing to add in any special effects for the hadoken/shoryuken, and ruining the career of Raul Julia, who acted in that movie to please his children and died before he had a chance to act again :(
    - The less said about Doom, Alone in the Dark, D.O.A's bloody awful casting choices, the Resident Evil franchise (aside from maybe Degeneration) and the absolute joke which I've been unfortunate to discover that is Hero of Time ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_The_Hero_of_Time

    trust me, don't watch it,), thebetter.
     
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    Surprisingly, the Phoenix Wright live action movie actually transitioned well. Its only flaws were that Gumshoe was no longer incompetent and the Judge was no longer funny.
     
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    Is that gonna come out in English any time soon? I can't wait to see it.
     
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    Of course!
     
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    It's already out, if you know what I mean.

    Also, the guy that played Gumshoe there, he's the guy playing Kenshin Himura now, I think. Haven't bothered to check the names yet, but I think it's him.
     
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    Ummm...But that wasn't Hollywood making the movie, I mean look at all the American adaptations of video games into movies; they never go well seeing as characters get rewritten and things get heavily changed.
     

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