According to Bloody Disgusting, sources have confirmed that the troubled Castlevania film has officially been doused with holy water and staked through the heart. Details are sparse, with the site saying only that the project has entered "development hell." We're not film industry experts, but that sounds bad. Given that the film has already been delayed twice by both the writers' strike of 2007 and the spectre of an actors' strike late last year, it's not too surprising to see the film get canned at this point.

For now, it looks like Dracula will stay in his coffin (for once). It's possible that an E3 reveal of the new PS3 / 360 title could spark some new interest in the film, but maybe we're better off leaving the whip-less adaptation in the ground.

[Thanks, Daniel]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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