Despite recent rumors to the contrary, genre filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson tells IGN that he is still very much involved with the planned movie version of the classic videogame Castlevania.

Reports had surfaced online earlier this week that Anderson was off of Castlevania, casting doubt on the project's future. But Anderson indicates that reports of the film's demise, and his linkage to it, are greatly exaggerated.

Anderson explained to IGN, "I am very passionate about Castlevania and whatever happens I will remain actively involved in my role as writer and producer."

Anderson hinted that the story will be a fresh take on the Dracula legend. "You could almost call this movie Dracula Begins," he told Variety.