Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of the upcoming Resident Evil: Retribution (as well as past RE films and the Mortal Kombat movie), has been involved in the possibility of a Castlevania movie for going on seven years now. So what's taking so long? And is it even still happening? Anderson answers these questions in IGN's video interview above.
"Making video game movies—it's not the easiest thing in the world," he says. "I mean, I think a lot of studios think it is, and that's why there are so many unsuccessful adaptations. I mean, there's plenty of them, that are launched with huge fanfare and—but they never turn into franchises. I mean, I think, you know I've been involved with two of the most successful with Mortal Kombat and certainly Resident Evil, which must be by now by far the most successful."
Anderson continues: "It's hard work, and it's a fine balancing act that you do to kind of please the fans of the game, but also try and make a movie that opens the game up to a mainstream audience as well. And it's something that takes time to get right. And, you know, we've got no interest in making a Castlevania movie until it's something we can get really right."
What would you want to see in a Castlevania movie? Is the guy behind the Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat films the right guy for the job? Tell us what you think in the comments or on Twitter.