Castlevania movie plot revealed
- Posted November 19th, 2007 at 08:50 EDT by Michael Harradence
The plotline for the forthcoming movie adaptation of Konami’s popular Castlevania series has been officially unveiled this week.
Early reports of the movie, helmed by Paul W.S Anderson, described the narrative surrounding the exploits of a Transylvanian knight, who is forced to seek refuge in Castle Dracula in order to escape being apprehended by the Turkish Army.
However, the plot has since been completely rewritten, with the story incorporating some familiar names from the original story. Needless to say, those of you who do not wish to find out the full scoop should not read any further.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“It is the year 1691. The land of Transylvania has been at peace for 100 years now, and the peasants and villagers have begun to purge their minds of the memories of the times when the lands were dominated by chaos and shadows, and when the undead walked the earth.
However, there are those that remember that the evil Count Dracula returns every 100 years to plague the land, bringing with him the forces of Hell. Thus, one evening, the Prince of Darkness rises and returns to Castlevania, his ancestral home, calling forth his minions to purge the world of human flesh.
The people cry out for a hero - someone to defend them from the evil desires of the count. Thankfully, they don't have to look very far, for within the land of Transylvania the Belmont line still lives, as Simon Belmont, great-grandson of Christopher Belmont, takes up the legendary whip called the Vampire Killer, and sets forth on his journey through the darkened countryside to the dark lord's castle.
Upon arrival, the young man fights his way through legions of zombies, gigantic bats, and even faces Death himself, but in the end, he makes it to the Count and in a battle to end all battles, he comes out the victor. The price? The evil master places a curse of death upon Simon, which will lead him into a long and dangerous journey in the very near future.”