Adventure Time's Frederator Studios Plan Animated Castlevania Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Producer Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey) announced on Wednesday that he is working on an animated mini-series based on Konami's Castlevania game series. Shankar also announced that he is working with Fred Seibert and Kevin Kolde of Frederator Studios (Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents), as Frederator Studios had acquired the rights to adapt the series.
Shankar told the Collider website that he is basing the series' story on the Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse game. Shankar states that the series will be "dark, [and] satirical," influenced by anime such as Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Ninja Scroll, as well as the American animated series Young Justice.
Shankar further stated that the series would contain "easter eggs" for fans of the game, and the musical score will "use the heavy metal electro guitar vibe found in the early games."
Konami released the Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse game on the NES/Famicom in Japan in 1989, and in North America in 1990. The game is set in 1476, and Dracula has Europe under his grip. Trevor Belmont journeys in an attempt to defeat Dracula, and enlists the sorceress Sypha Belnades, the pirate Grant Danasty, and Dracula's own half-vampire son, Alucard.
[Via Dark Horizons]
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip