Dread Central reports:
I thought I felt just a little more evil seep into the world recently. Turns out it was Paul W.S. Anderson talking about his upcoming adaptation of the classic video game series, Castlevania.
"We are still finalizing the budget," Anderson told the folks at IGN Filmforce recently, "but if all goes according to plan we are eyeing a fall/winter shoot in Transylvania and Hungary." Why Hungary? Anderson insists itís because it was the actual birthplace of Vlad Tepes, the man upon whom the legend of Dracula is based, and because itís full of beautiful scenery. Though I donít doubt either of these two justifications as good reasons to shoot there, I would guess the primary reason to shoot there is because itís damn cheap.
"It was like discovering Mordor as a real location -- epic, dramatic, and above all scary," he says of seeing Transylvania for the first time. "These locations haven't been shot properly in a mainstream movie, so that is always extra exciting ... to put something on camera that hasn't been seen before."I have to give some props to Anderson for wanting that authentic look at least, instead of re-creating it on a soundstage.
Interiors for Castlevania will be filmed in Budapest, with all the post-production work taking place in London. Iím sure weíll hear more about it soon enough so keep those ears perked up!