Jeremy Bolt Talks Castlevania, Death Race and DOA
Movie PictureWhile on the set of Resident Evil: Extinction in Mexico City, we caught up with Jeremy Bolt, the producer of all three film, talked about some of his future projects with long-time partner, Paul W.S. Anderson - the writer of the Resident Evil movies as well.
Jeremy mentioned he and Paul are in development for a remake of the 1975 film, Death Race 2000, saying, "Yep, Paul came in and wrote the script and we're a lot closer; we've basically taken the idea of reality television and extended it 20 years. So it's definitely a comment on society and particularly reality television, but it is not as much a satire as the original; it's more straight ahead." Unfortunately, there's no word on if Sly Stallone will be appearing in this updated version.
Bolt also discussed a film adaptation of the ever popular Nintendo game, Castlevania - whip and all included! Jeremy said, "What Paul and I have done is we're trying to integrate a Dracula-origin story with Castlevania, the story of the Belmonts. There is a fair amount of reference; we always try to give the fans something that respects their love of the game, but also gives them something completely new. We've added a whole new spin on Castlevania."
Finally, we got word about the upcoming DOA: Dead or Alive film from Dimension, which Jeremy and Paul both worked on. "a lot of fun; we've really tried to - what's great about DOA is fantastic fighting opportunities, and also this sexiness with the volleyball, with the islands. It's very PG-13, in the sense that it's not a horror film, some phenomenal fighting sequences. We worked with Corey Yuen, he did The Transporter movies; and we went to China, I went to China for eight months making it. With all the stunt people on set, it's fantastic, the fighting. But also, it's sexy."