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Saw Writer Signs on for Castlevania Movie

James Wan (Saw) has signed on as a writer for the upcoming movie adaptation of Konami’s Castlevania series. Initially considered a dead duck, the news of James Wan signing on and Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) still slated to write/produce has brought it back to life.

"For once, the human hero is as sexy and dangerous as the vampire villain, and his weapon of choice was what attracted me to the project in the first place – The Vampire Killer Whip," Wan told "I’m still trying to work things out, but the producers love my vision for [it]"

In further discussion, Wan elaborated on his plans for the upcoming film "I’ll be working on the script with a writer to give it a new spin, different to the previous versions. This will have my stamp on it which Konami is very excited about. The thing I love about what Konami did with Castlevania, was taking the iconic Dracula mythology and Eastern-European setting, and retelling it with a Japanese pop-cultural sensibility…That’s the East-meets-West tone I want to visually expand on for the film. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to make a highly stylized, fantasy, action film that focuses on the gothic storyline and the cool, anime-like characters."