2016 was the year that we hoped films based on video games would finally yield a decent film and… we’re still waiting. In the meantime several film projects based on games remain in the works, but another kind of adaptation may have a better shot at success – a TV series based on a video game.
Specifically the “Castlevania” franchise could be coming to the small screen with “Adventure Time” executive producer Fred Seibert hinting this week on the Nick Animation podcast (via Indiewire) that his Fredarator Studios label is working on something like this:
“We have a project right now that we’re doing that needs to go unnamed, based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years, that we’ve had in our shop for 12 years without being able to get it started. But there were great characters and a great story, and eventually we got it going.”
Its been known for years that Frederator has the rights to “Castlevania,” which makes it a fairly logical conclusion that he’s referring to that game series. There’s also the fact that last year producer Adi Shankar stated on Facebook he would be working with Seibert on a ‘dark, satirical’ adaptation of the property.
The game series, inspired by Universal’s classic monster movies, chronicles the adventures of the Belmont clan as they battle Dracula off and on over the centuries.
Paul W.S. Anderson, Sylvain White, and James Wan were attached to direct a potential film adaptation of the property over the past several years but nothing ever came of it.