A. Quinton — Sep. 19th 2012
In an interview on Startrek.com, actor Michael Dorn mentions that 1) there’s finally going to be a Castlevania movie, and 2) he’s playing a small role in it, as a werewolf who’s “been around for a gajillion years”.
Castlevania is a movie that Marina got me involved with. It’s based on a video game. People have been trying to get this thing done for a long time and they finally got the producers together that want to do it. They finally got the OK from the owners, and so they’re doing it. It’s a fun little part. It’s four days, and I’m playing a werewolf that’s been around for a gajillion years who works for this vampire. It’s not too far from Worf because there’s a lot of killing and jumping and sword fights and everything.
According to this Kotaku post from 2010 there have been several attempts to bring Castlevania to the big screen, but nothing’s gotten off the ground until now. No word on which team got their project green-lit, but it’s probably not Paul W.S. Anderson, who’s going to be busy making a different monster hunter movie based on a video game franchise.
I have to admit that I haven’t seen Dorn in anything other than Star Trek, but he’s got a great voice and an imposing physical presence. I’m looking forward to seeing him made up, werewolf-style!