Hollywood loves video games. It simply cannot get enough of them, and constantly picks up well-known franchises in order to churn out dumb action movies with wafer-thin story-lines and terrible special effects. There are few truly successful examples, and those which do fare well commercially - such as Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil flicks - are usually critically derided.

Given that it features one of the most famous villains in human history, Konami's Castlevania is another obvious choice for celluloid stardom, and many individuals have tried and failed to get it to the big screen over the years (including the aforementioned Paul W.S. Anderson).

However, is now seems that someone, somewhere has managed to pull it off. According to Star Trek: The Next Generation's Lt. Worf - possibly less well known by his real name of Michael Dorn - production has already begun, and he's involved.

Speaking to StarTrek.com, Dorn had this to say about the role:

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.

As much as we want to see a Castlevania movie that does the epic franchise justice, we can't help but roll out our very best skeptical grimace for this one.

[source gametrailers.com]