Silent Hill film teased

New trailer for Sony's game-to-movie adaptation now available; film slated for April 21 release.

Sony Pictures has taken the sheet off its ghostly thriller, Silent Hill. A trailer for the movie, scheduled to spook theaters April 21, is now viewable on the movie's official Web site. The film is based on Konami's popular survival horror series, the most recent of which was 2004's Silent Hill 4: The Room. Silent Hill follows the game franchise's haunting formula, namely terrorizing its audience by taking them around haunted locations populated by otherworldly beasts. Not much is given away by the trailer, which shows vignettes of eerie images that retain the game's frighteningly dreary look. The film stars Deborah Kara Unger (The Salton Sea) as a mother searching for her missing daughter in the quaint (and totally evil) town of Silent Hill. The movie also features Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), and is being directed by Christopher Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf).

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soleranger123
soleranger123

comes out on DVD on the 4th.... my bday coming up its on my list lol saves me buying it

soleranger123
soleranger123

I think this is the best re-enactment of the game that turned into a film, alot better than Resident Evil. No wonder the film is such a great film- Akira Yamaoka and the Silent Hill team have supervised the making if the film from the beginning

soleranger123
soleranger123

I think its good, the triler is really good aswell, this is the best game to move film about, alot better than resident evil

jadelith1
jadelith1

wow.. I saw the pyramid head too.. although I think it is impossible for a 2 hour film to summarize the experience you go through while playing a silent hill game (especially the 2nd one... boy that was great). I mean, I spent around 6 hours in every single game, and 2 hours just won't be enough. Well, while I do understand that most of that time is spent killing monsters over and over, that also adds to the atmosphere of the game. So, I wouldn't expect the same experience. However, the visuals looked good, and you knew bloodrayne and doom and resident evils would suck just by watching the trailers. I can't say the same for this trailer.

Nasty_Nate
Nasty_Nate

it looks like they are stayn' true to the game. The monsters and locations look like they came straight from silent hill 2 and 3.... but what about those flying demons in silent hill 1??? but then agin there was the school scene from silent hill 1 in it, pluss the cop. I hope it don't suck though... the trailer was actually better than i thought it would look (yah.. you can really tell a heck of alot from a little snipet that isn't even 1/100th of the movie LOL).

richmond5
richmond5

That's rite, it does have that essence from the game, and the Brotherhood of the Wolf was a movie that was very UNDERRATED so prps to the director. i hope this movie can at least be over a 50% in Rottentomatoes.com.

Healboy
Healboy

I don't think any movie has terrified me more then a Silent Hill game. I think its cause in a way I'm the one trying to survive the horror. Playing that game alone, in the dark and with sleep deprivation and/or high is a very chilling experience. I have some faith that this movie will be good cause someone has to get the transfer of game to film right eventually....

Xehovah
Xehovah

I'm so glad that they keep the same music as the original. ^_^

boo_dat
boo_dat

another pointless, half-assed production...NEXT!!!

dmfreak
dmfreak

i'll watch this movie for sure (although i'm a coward on watching horror movies) since i'm a fan of the game and i don't care if many people especially the critics will say that this movie sucks. expect to hear a great soundtrack of this movie because akira yamaoka himself will be the composer.

jjllrrss
jjllrrss

heey!I've always liked this game.I played it for ps one , and for ps2 once,I think I'ts the game that scared me most.I wish the movie's like the game.

darcybaston
darcybaston

I'm not worried about how the film will do. I'll selfishly hang on every visual and sound effect with drool. I love the game series and purposefully stand in each room and explore every single inch of texture detail to savor it. (It's why I don't like SH 4, because those ghosts get in the way of standing and savoring.) If there is any single visual or audible element in the film that comes remotely close, I'll be happy; even if it's 5 minutes worth. Besides, there will be a sound track CD available for purchase which will be done by the same peeps who did the audio for the games. So if the movie tanks, my headphones will keep the enjoyment alive. From what I've seen in the teaser though, it's going to be very true to the visuals in the game. The rust coloring, the chain linking, the cone heads etc. look to be done perfectly. I see this film as a "keep me happy and engrossed until the next PS3 title comes out" solution that I'm heavily greatful for!

omnicon
omnicon

The lead actress is Radha Mitchell, the trailer on that website has been out for almost a month now and it's not a trailer it's a teaser. The real trailer hits the same time as Underworld: Evolution comes out in theaters. Really, you guys should stick to game reviews..or hire some good game-based movie reviewers/scouts 'cos I have never seen a good article from this website about movies. -JR

LinconSixEcho
LinconSixEcho

It can't suck. It doesn't have that hack of a director Uwe Boll directing it. Seriously, has anyone seen his House of the Dead of Alone in the Dark and Bloodrayne? I didn't think so and yet he is still getting work after those flops. Dungeon Seige, Far Cry and Postal are next.

BlackdogGT
BlackdogGT

Here's the deal with Silent Hill.. the director is actually respectable, he's been quoted in his blog as saying that they're keeping the plot closely related to the second game. All of the elements are in place for this to be a respectable horror film. He's even stated that the dialogue is sparse and that the film will take upon a more visceral and psychological tone. The problem with video game films are that directors haven't taken them seriously. Uwe Boll sees them as profit making through tax breaks. He's a terrible director, and he doesn't care. The proof is in his box office receipts. No director who bombs critically and financially is automatically designated another four big screen releases. There's something extremely fishy there. Paul W.S. Anderson is atrocious. Resident Evil, and its sequel, were utter embarassments. And not ONE of you should ever claim Mortal Kombat was the only good game based film. It was feces, like every other. Maybe I'm being optimistic because I'm a huge Silent Hill fan. Perhaps it will suck. But I have faith in this director, the actors in it, and the concept behind it. I think we MIGHT have our first winner. I'll be praying each day that it is..

wizdom73
wizdom73

good teaser. does'nt mean the movie will be. hope so.

Schillinger
Schillinger

Wow, I only watched that two months ago...

Night_Frost
Night_Frost

The game looks scary, here's a fun thing, look closely towards the end of the trailer, you'll see Pyramid Head...I'm kidding, I swear to god I saw Pyramid Head The monster design is done by Patrick Tatatopolous (correct his name if I spelt it wrong), he does pretty scary creatures, I can't wait for it to come out. Doom wasn't really a mass success, but I liked it, as long as Uwe Boll doesn't direct this (and I'm beyond proud that he isn't directing this one), here's some bad news for you FarCry Fans...Uwe Boll has FarCry under his belt...say goodbye to a great shooter

Cz-100
Cz-100

I just hope it doesn't pull a RE: A and mess with the game's plot too much.

Cz-100
Cz-100

I'd just like to note that the "Bad Video Game Movie" thing is mostly due to the Hitler of movies (not just because of his German heritage, because of his devious scheme: http://www.cinemablend.com/feature.php?id=209 ) Uwe Boll. This actually looks pretty awesome, and as a big fan of the series.. and a very jaded person, that's quite the thing for me to say.

skitchrick
skitchrick

As long as Uwe Boll isn't involved.... it might be worth seeing.

derlosaurio
derlosaurio

yeah, i hope it doesnt flop...and talking about the Zelda movie, that is not going to happen, the mexican magazine said something about making a mistake in that one, so a movie about TLOZ is not going to happen anytime soon

itBit
itBit

it well flop ... all game movies suck, idon't know why but i sure hope that silent hill makes a difference :(

Dave_petrucci
Dave_petrucci

It actually looks quite creepy. I hope it doesn't turn out to be trash becuase this could fianlyl be the great Game-Movie that we've allways wanted.

darkside5001
darkside5001

I remember playing Silent Hill when I was alot younger (when it was first released) and, since then, I have always wanted to see a Silent Hill movie. Hopefully i'll like it as much as the first Resident Evil movie!

slaepnir
slaepnir

I REALLY hope they don't f--- this movie up. It sounds so promising; good actors, good director, good script writer, and Team Silent Hill is in charge of creature design & sound effects, as well as the soundtrack. But I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. The trailer for Silent Hill 4 had me frothing at the mouth, and I thought the game ended up being mediocre. Please don't let me down!

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

First of all, this news is a tad late. I think this teaser has been up for like a month. IMDB had it down. Anyways, I am looking quite forward to this. As long as Gans keeps it faithful, then Im sure it will be good. I can't wait till the full trailer. I can't believe this movie comes out in only a few months....I can't wait. Hell, I would love to even see if I can get into a preview screening.

audioslave69
audioslave69

i didnt se a teaser trailer . ohh the intro?? that has been there for days now

CJip
CJip

This might actually be one of the better video game to movie translations. Talking about the first mortal kombat and tomb raider films. both werent oscar winners but at least they were decent flicks

THF2
THF2

I will call this the first official successful studio release for a videogame movie. The material and with Gans at the helm is too good to make a bad movie.

DarkS2K
DarkS2K

haha, its coming out on my B-day. ^_^

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

Wow, it was sounding lame at the first part of the trailer, but when they started showing footage with the super gritty filter on it from the movie, that looked awesome. I really hope that's how the movie normally looks, they'll be able to get away with a lot of scary stuff.But yeah, I hope they pull a better story than any of the Silent Hill games, because taking any of their stories and putting in a movie wouldn't work the same.

orangebrat
orangebrat

Sean Bean has only been in a milion movies...not sure how you couldn't have heard of him or at least seen his face. He was in LOTR and most recently Flightplan and The Island. He's been around forever.

Ryrock
Ryrock

Spooky. Anyone catch the cross-legged skinny thing? 0_o If that's not Silent hill, I don't know what is.

jman183
jman183

I cant wait for this movie. I think this video game adaptation will change the way video games being made into movies is looked at.

Cartman86
Cartman86

Yeah wtf are we watching here. This is the flash intro for the site. Not the teaser trailer. This has been out for a while. Got my hopes up!!

burninatored
burninatored

I saw that teaser trailer months ago. This isn't something new. Hope it's good :#

EMH88
EMH88

it is gonna SUCK! Just like the others.

soulcalibur7
soulcalibur7

Sean Bean? That's reason enough to watch it. First class actor.

Wollan
Wollan

Get your facts right Gamespot. First of all, this teaser came out in November. Second, Deborah Kar Unger is playing 'Dahlia'. Radha Mitchell plays the lead role 'Rose'. It's a retelling of SH1 with some slight changes. A good director with a great cast and music taken from the games themselves. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384537/

Reptile711
Reptile711

this movie actually looks like it will be almost reminiscent to the game series. It looks freaky as hell. Even the intro is freaky.

hush404
hush404

Christopher Gans... is he any good? LOL at least it's not Uwe B... umm wuts his face who's ruined every game to movie translation he's ever worked on!

Vash287
Vash287

I remember reading that Team Silent had a large hand in the making of the film, primarly in creature design and the scenario planning. Let's hope that this does deliver and not be another Boll shlock fest or a overblown game demo like Doom.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

Alone in The dark if i remember. i hope this movie doesnt end up like Bloodrayne.

Scarecrow89
Scarecrow89

Uwe boll?what movies did he direct before bloodrayne

forever_blank
forever_blank

I was just waiting for Silent Hill to become a movie... it is a pretty freaky game... good though... hmmm