'Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2' is displayed at the E3 Gaming and Technology Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2013. (Photo : Getty Images/Albert E. Rodriguez)
Film adaptations of video games have consistently been met with negative reviews, including the recent "Assassin's Creed" and "Warcraft" films. However, a television series has yet to be produced and now "Adventure Time" producer Fred Seibert teases they will be launching a series based on the "Castlevania" franchise.
Seibert confirmed his production company, Fredarator Studios, would be working on an adaptation of a popular video game series in an interview with "Nick Animation Podcast." It is important to note that he did not specifically mention "Castlevania" or any of its known characters like Dracula or Simon Belmont.
"We have a project right now that we're doing that needs to go unnamed, based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years, that we've had in our shop for 12 years without being able to get it started," Seibert said. "But there were great characters and a great story, and eventually we got it going."
Producer Adi Shankar also posted on Facebook last year that he was working with Seibert on an adaptation of the series. Shankar is known for producing genre films like "Dredd" and the indie projects "The Punisher: Dirty Laundry," "Judge Dredd: Superfiend" and "Venom: Truth in Journalism."
The "Castlevania" franchise launched back in 1986 and each entry in the series focuses on a family of vampire hunters, the Belmonts, and their never-ending battle against Dracula. The series takes inspiration from Bram Stoker's "Dracula" as well as classic Universal monster movies like "Frankenstein" and "Wolf Man."
While Seibert and Fredarator Studios are moving forward with a potential "Castlevania" series, a film adaptation is also in the works, /Film reported. Directors Paul W.S. Anderson, James Wan and Sylvain White were all attached at one point but the movie has been in development hell for years.
Seibert has yet to confirm if the project he is referring to is indeed a "Castlevania" series. A trailer for the most recent official "Castlevania" game, "Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2," can be viewed below: