Director Sylvain White Game for 'Castlevania'
'Stomp the Yard' helmer takes on vampire genre
"Stomp the Yard" helmer Sylvain White will adapt the live-action version of the popular Konami videogame "Castlevania" for Rogue Pictures and Crystal Sky Entertainment, reports Variety.
White takes over for Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the screenplay with an eye to directing, but had to abandon the project to helm the remake of "Death Race" instead.
According to the trade, a Transylvanian knight and his men are evading the Turkish army when they duck into a gothic castle and discover that it's controlled by a vampire.
The "Castlevania" games are loosely inspired by Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula" and often features characters from there. The games usually feature someone in the Belmont family who goes head-to-head with Dracula, but first has to overcome a host of creepy creatures such as zombies, ghosts, skeletons, bats and even Death.
The production will shoot in late fall in South Africa and Romania.
White is currently developing "Static" and Frank Miller's graphic novel "Ronin."