"Imagine the predicament of this young man. He wakes up one morning to discover a guy, who turns out to be his godfather, who tells him that the time is now and he's the Chosen One and it's his destiny to hunt demons. There's nothing he can do about it, whether he wants to or not. That hopefully will draw the viewer in."
"We wanted Rupert to be American to get across the global nature of the challenge that the young Van Helsing is facing. It crosses all international boundaries."
"...We've tried to avoid too much of the (vampire) paraphernalia because it makes you think that the mythology is genuine. We want to give the impression that the mythology is the half-truth and we know the frull truth."(Radio Times)