Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Frederator Studios Working On New Project Inspired By One Of The Most World Famous Video Games Of The Last 30 Years

In the latest episode of the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, below, Fred Seibert, the head and founder of Frederator Studios, best known for shows like Fairly Oddparents, Fanboy and Chum Chum, Bee and PuppyCat, and Adventure Time, announced the exciting news that Frederator is currently working on a brand-new project that ‘needs to go unnamed’ that is being ‘based on one of the most world famous video games of the last 30 years’!:

“We’ve had it in our shop for 12 years,” Fred says at around the 31:50 mark, adding “but there were great characters and great story, and eventually, we got it going.”

While there are many games that could fit the bill, speculation has it the game comes from Nintendo. One of the games being suggested is Castlevania.

Fandom film producer Adi Shankar (Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Judge Dredd: Superfiend) revealed on his Facebook page in August 2015 that he would be producing a “super violent Castlevania mini-series” based on the classic Konami videogame franchise with veteran animation producers Fred Seibert and Kevin Kolde. Shankar said in his post that the series is going to “dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.” Shankar also revealed that Frederator and Kolde acquired the rights a few years ago.

In an extended interview with Collider, Shankar added that the story will be based on Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, which featured whip-wielding vampire hunter Trevor Belmont, sorceress Sypha, pirate Grant and Dracula’s son, Alucard. The producer also said he wants to bring a gory, anime-inspired series for adults to the U.S. with this project — he cited Ghost in the Shell, Akira and Young Justice as his animated influences.

There have also been many articles suggesting Frederator are co-producing the project with Nickelodeon, however, it is most likely Fred is only referring to his own animation studio, Frederator Studios.

Additional sources: We Got This Covered, Twinfinite, SlashGear, Wikipedia (I, II, III), DjMagnoGamesRetro
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