Hot on the heels of news of a fifth Resident Evil film comes word of another game-inspired film project. Showbiz trade magazine Variety today reports that this week will see the commencement of filming of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D in Toronto, Canada. The film is the follow-up to 2006's Silent Hill, which was based on the 1999 original PlayStation game of the same name from Japanese publisher Konami.
While the original film was directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf), the sequel will be helmed and written by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane). It will also get new stars in the form of Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins : Wolverine and the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road) and Kit Harington, who starts in HBO's forthcoming fantasy series Game of Thrones. The project is being produced by Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody, who also produced the Resident Evil films, and is set for release later this year.
Considered one of the leading survival horror franchises, the Silent Hill series of games takes place in the titular town, which is the site of various supernatural disturbances. (The next game in the series, Downpour, is set for release later this year.) While the first film followed a woman searching for her daughter, the second will follow a teenage girl who is on the run with her father. According to the Internet Movie Database, the girl's 18th birthday leads to a variety of complications, including her father's disappearance and an entryway into a demonic world that may trap her permanently.