James Wan Helms “Castlevania” Movie

James Wan (“Saw,” “Dead Silence”) will co-write and direct the film adaptation of classic video game “Castlevania” reports Bloody Disgusting.

Paul W.S. Anderson penned the script and is producing. The story begins as a Transylvanian knight leads his men into a gothic castle to seek refuge from the Turkish army. The knights soon discover the castle is controlled by the original vampire.

The script sets up a generational clash between Vlad the Impaler and the Belmont family, a clan that unleashed the original vampire and battles to defeat him.

Wan is replacing Sylvain White, who was previously set to direct.