The long, rich lore of the Castlevania series has been long overdue for a film, with multiple projects being caught in development hell. There was a proposed anime based off of Castlevania III that was penned by comics scribe Warren Ellis, and the live-action adaptation was courted by both Paul W.S. Anderson and James Wan.
Now, after a long silence, a pretty substantial revelation has been made by actor Michael Dorn (Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation), who confirmed to The Nerdist Podcast (and was conveniently quoted by Polygon) that the Castlevania movie is moving forward and he’s involved.
According to Dorn, "They finally got the OK from the owners, and so they're doing that. 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. So that's what I'm doing now."
My brain is confused, as there’s something inherently hilarious about reading the above quote in that deep Michael Dorn baritone. There’s nothing imposing about the word “gajillion,” but still…
No word as to whether Wan or Anderson are still involved, or what the plot even is, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.