Simon Belmont And Rogue Pictures Join Forces

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Once thought to be under the direction of Dimension Films, Paul W.S. Anderson’s Castlevania is going to be distributed by Rogue Pictures.

Based on the hit video game series, Castlevania will likely play much off the storied past that has pleased fans for 20 years since the original came out for the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1986. It’s the story of Simon Belmont, vampire hunter, who seeks to validate his family’s name by seeking out and killing the most famous vampire of all”¦Count Dracula. The game proved so popular that it spawned over 20 sequels over two decades.

Shooting for the film is set to begin in the spring in Hungary and Romania for exterior shots, and then in Budapest for the interiors.

Castlevania is slated for a late 2007 or early 2008 release.