Silent Hill: Revelation film detailed

Sequel to 2006 film based on third installment of Konami's horror series in preproduction at Lionsgate, Michael J. Bassett to write, direct.

Konami's first crack at a Silent Hill film arrived in April 2006, and while it received a critical drubbing, its opening box office haul of $20 million wasn't too shabby. By the end of that year, director Christophe Gans and writer Roger Avary had indicated that a sequel would shortly follow, with Sandman graphic novel scribe Neil Gaiman also attached to the project. However, since then, little has been heard about the film.

Some four years on, it would appear as if the Silent Hill sequel remains in development. Reporting from the American Film Market conference, Fangoria relays that the film has been given an official title, Silent Hill: Revelation and will be filmed in 3D. It is currently in preproduction at Lionsgate, Konami, and Davis Films, with Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody filling producer roles.

Heather Mason will star in Silent Hill: Revelation.

Gans and Avary have also apparently been replaced as director and writer (notably, Avary's 2008 arrest was related to a fatal car wreck); the latter likely due to his 2008 vehicular manslaughter charge, for which he served time. Instead, Lionsgate and Konami have reportedly tapped Michael J. Bassett to write and direct. Bassett's previous directorial credits include 2002's World War I-set horror film Deathwatch and Robert E. Howard's action antihero Solomon Kane.

Fangoria also offered the first plot description for Revelation, one that indicates the film will follow the course of 2003's Silent Hill 3.

"For years, Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand," the synopsis reads. "Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever."

As revealed during this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the next gaming installment in the Silent Hill franchise is expected to arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011.

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Crash_WL
Crash_WL

[QUOTE="anne_1230"]Of course, there's always the hope that someone can make a faithful adaptation also a great movie. But that will take a genius who understands both the art movie making and the spirit of the game. I'm not holdind my breath for someone like that to suddenly pop up.[/QUOTE] Talking about Hideo Kojima, aren't you? ;)

otanikun
otanikun

A direct movie related to a single game and not 2 at once? Awesome, would also like to see a movie just based on SH 2, maybe 4. Can't wait though :3

Vkain
Vkain

They probably picked SH 3 to go with the first movie. Even though SH 2 would have made a better film but then there isn't really sequel potential with that.

McAndrew_basic
McAndrew_basic

I'd just like to see a sequel to Super Mario Bro's. That way Trolls 2 will finally have something to compete against

damaster101
damaster101

Silent Hill 2 would be a way better movie to adapt i reckon, with the right style and atmosphere it could be pulled off incredibly well. I will watch this but i ain't hyping.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Silent Hill 3 was great. The last great Silent Hill game in fact. It shoould have ended as a trilogy, but they kept bringing back mediocre installments that tainted the franchise.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

anne_1230 you took the words right out of my mouth only thing i can say now is i hope the next game film will be better then tekken dear god

anne_1230
anne_1230

The first film got really bad reviews, but I think it's the best video game adapted movie out there. It's much, much better than some others (like Resident Evil. Which has a new movie coming in 2012. I just wish they can stop). I think the hardest part for a video game movie is that you can't please both worlds (or at least it's very, very hard to). I kind of wish that they just set out to make a good movie instead of trying to make a good movie AND pleasing game fans at the same time. I know I'm probably alone in feeling this way, but footage that does nothing to a movie should not be in it, even if they are like scenes copied from the original game and were put in there to make the game fans "happy". I'd rather you just make the movie a good movie. Sure, the gamers (including me) will moan about it not being a faithful adaptation, but at least it's not gonna be a terrible movie with a stupid storyline. Of course, there's always the hope that someone can make a faithful adaptation also a great movie. But that will take a genius who understands both the art movie making and the spirit of the game. I'm not holding my breath for someone like that to suddenly pop up.

ViolentDjango
ViolentDjango

@Orasion_Seiz Typically I'd agree with you about the Video Game - Movie thing, but Silent Hill was a pretty good movie. I enjoyed it a lot. I'm looking forward to ths new one, as well as a new game. @brunod_f Silent Hill was a mix of the first and second game. With a hint of Silent Hill 4. I'd have preferred if they did one for each game as well, though.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

i love silent hill games but as a movie no

brunod_f
brunod_f

i wanted a SH2 game based movie...but...well.... in the first movie,they made Harry a woman,but now maybe its really him

max_1111
max_1111

@Darkreaper_1 The Hitman movie was surpsingly good too.

dontshackzmii
dontshackzmii

i just beat silent hill shattered memories on wii and loved it. Hope they do a good job .

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

Well...hopefully it'll be as good as the first film. But without the same director...I don't know.

trastamad03
trastamad03

no PC launch of the game? I'm sad :(

biokrysty
biokrysty

this one will be a great game

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

I think Silent Hill is the only game to make a rather successful and faithful transfer from game to film. I quite liked it and look forward to the sequel.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

dam i love the silent hill movei, it was my fav video game movie, but a replaced director and writer, ahhhh i just dont know wut to think!!!

SSJ_Nega
SSJ_Nega

Nice one! I love the Silent Hill movie, and Silent Hill 3 is my favourite in the series, so I'm definitely looking forward to this.

hunter8man
hunter8man

I'm probably one of the few that liked Silent Hill 3 over 2. I was excited about this until they said it was going to be made for 3D. Ugh.

X-7
X-7

Dude the new game looks nice.

thelegendlives5
thelegendlives5

Silent Hill 3 was great, but Silent Hill 2 was even better and with a far stronger story. I gotta replay it again sometime soon :D

swamptick
swamptick

@Daman92 If you still have your PS2 or an original Xbox, give Silent Hill 2 a try. My stores sell them both for less than 15 dollars so I am sure you could find a copy at your local used game retailer for a reasonable price. The series overall is pretty well done. I think you might enjoy them!

swamptick
swamptick

Too bad it isn't based on Silent Hill 2. I always liked Silent Hill 2 the best in the series.

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

Is Neil still involved? With unrestricted use of creepyness, like for an R-rated movie, Gaiman could give grown men nightmares. He needs to still be involved...

Darkeus
Darkeus

Movie, meh. First one was alright. Still freaks me out thinking about that burning alive scene. Now about that new game coming next year. That looks friggin awesome.

Coordin
Coordin

oh great.... another 3d movie.... guess i'll be skipping this one since 3d gives me a headache.

laptop12
laptop12

the first movie was great, can't wait for the next sequel

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

Silent Hill was one of the better adaptations, the nurses were probably the coolest thing to see in the movie. I know the movie was supposedly to take place before the cop went insane, but in the game she went insane because of the events. With this sequel hopefully they won't pull a Resident Evil Apocalypse, keep it in the line of how good the first Resident Evil movie was. With the first RE film it actually fit in with the game's story take place just before Jill and Chris enter tha mansion, plus it gave a nice atmosphere to it. Silent Hill was good, but could be better and perhaps with the sequel it will improve. We might not want to raise our hopes that it will be the next PoP, just hope it will improve like a sequel should.

DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro

No word on whether this will follow the events from the first film...?? Any idea if Rhada will be back? Or is she just left stuck in Purgatory with her daughter

Dorby5826and360
Dorby5826and360

The first Silent Hill movie was not bad; one of the better game to movie adaptions. I am excited about this movie although I wish that they did not have 3D on it.

JonnyEarthquake
JonnyEarthquake

I`ve seen both Darkwatch and Solomon Kane. Both were the pinnacle of mediocrity. Christopher Gans was a fan of the games and with him gone, I expect noting less than an abomination like Resident Evil.

_fark_
_fark_

Come on people.. the movie was a poor representation of the game. I felt none of the atmosphere watching the movie that I did playing any of the games. It was quite tacky in places and tried too hard to be like the game. The part with the spitting creature was ridiculous..!! It fits in perfect with the actual game but in a movie it was silly. Hopefully the new one will be a lot more realistic and gritty. Its one thing to please the hardcore fans but another to produce a poor movie because of it..

Evilnator
Evilnator

Still with the 3D? Come on guys... if u want 3D go watch avatar,,, This is silent hil! So this is the movie adaptation of the game? Because i'd hate to see them change characters around and their roles.. like they did with the 1st. And Heather is 17! And no pyramid head please.

commander1122
commander1122

the first movie is not bad for me....at least better than most of the game movie now....

sheego
sheego

Its about time they picked it up :D,I for one am extremly happy,because Silent Hill 3 is hands down my favorite game,and also the first Silent Hill I played in the franchise. I like Heather,and is also one of the most fun (as fun as a Silent Hill protagonist gets) of the series..maybe its because her story starts out the most simple,all the other silent hill characters have some disturbing background,or something that bothers them,and comes back to haunt them,I'm not saying that Heather doesn't have that,but it feels more as if she was caught in the middle of all the madness,whereas I dont really feel that with the other character,so yeah,I'm psyched. When it comes to a sequel movie though,I always thought that "ALLISON MACK" would be a perfect Heather for some reason..they look a lot a like (more in the Hair,and nose department) and almost the same voice..So I would love to see her as Heather. :D :D (Tell me what you guys think :D :) )

sataricon
sataricon

First movie sucked and this will suck. they will just make u pay a little extra for the useless 3d that's all

Daman92
Daman92

never played silent hill, but this looks awesome, the 1st film was good so hopefuly second will be good to.

razorzs
razorzs

looks pretty.. but where is pc version of this game, gamespot didn't mention it for pc.

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

I had just rewatched Silent Hill the movie. Gotta say, I've never supported someone who scares me that much.

NejiKusa
NejiKusa

Silent Hill 2 was easily the best, adapt that one please.

hoscba
hoscba

I found the first movie to be alright, freaked me out lol