Netflix has truly been friendly to the geek community. On top of the plethora of Marvel Cinematic TV Series they have produced, the company also launched original animated features such as Voltron: Legendary Defender which easily found an audience. Now, they has a new idea in mind. They will soon release an original animated series based on the video game franchise Castlevania.
The Castlevania series revolves around the the story of Dracula and his generation long fight against the vampire hunting family known as the Belmonts. This will not be the first time the series has been animated. The titular character Simon Belmont was featured prominently in the late 80s cartoon, Captain N: The Game Master. Unfortunately, a lot of fans would prefer to forget this incarnation of the character, even more than they would the less impressive installments of the franchise.
Previously, rumors circulated Netflix had been in talks to create a live action series based on the Legend of Zelda franchise but sadly these speculations turns out to be dismissed. Hopefully, this series will be met with some amount of praise as Nintendo could stand to have more of its properties be turned into movies or TV series. The company just seems to not be able to let go of a certain film from the 90s. You know, the one which had two guys from Brooklyn trying to save a princess. Yes, its The Super Mario Bros. movie. A film which still garnishes a 15% on Rottentomatoes.com and has been a haunting memory every time Nintendo even tries to think about making another live action version of any of their products. Come on Nintendo, its not like video game movie adaptations have been mostly bad or anything. What’s there to be afraid of?
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