Yes, there is more news on Castlevania. Like it or loathe it, the adaptation keeps moving forward! The latest news is that Sylvain White, the guy behind Stomp the Yard, has signed onto to direct the live-action film. This makes things interesting. Is it a good move? Perhaps. White found success with Stomp, but he also helmed Trois 3: The Escort. The guys behind Castlevania seem to be hopeful -- White gets seven-figures for the job, which shoots in South Africa and Romania in the late fall. The script, which was penned by W. S. Anderson, is about the clash between Vlad the Impaler (Dracula, people!) and the Belmont family, who have "unleashed the original vampire" and must fight to defeat him. White says: "Most of the vampire films have been present or set in the future, from Blade to Underworld, and I was attracted by the chance to make a dark, epic period movie that almost has an anime feel to it."

The directorial chair was originally Anderson's, but he stepped down to re-make Death Race 2000. It's just as well, he can't be the name behind every single old-school Nintendo game. Beyond his Castlevania script, he's also got Spy Hunter in pre-production, and I wouldn't be surprised if something like Zelda or Ghost and Goblins followed. My dream is for an interactive Track and Field -- where the movie has you maniacally hitting on those damned little buttons until your fingers blister, just to get your guy across the finish line (unless you had that great controller with the turbo button). If only technology would catch up...