New Silent Hill And Fatal Frame Films Are Coming

Director Christophe Gans is planning two more horror films based on games.

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Christophe Gans, the director of 2006's Silent Hill film adaptation, is planning on returning to the town for a follow-up. The French director spoke to the film site Allociné in his native language, and Rely on Horror has provided a translation of his statements. He told the site that he's also working on adapting another horror videogame series--Fatal Frame, a Japan-set series about seeking out ghosts with a camera. It's known as Project Zero in Japan.

"I have two horror film projects with (producer) Victor Hadida," Gans told the site. "I am working on the adaptation of the video game Project Zero. The film will take place in Japan. I especially don't want to uproot the game from its Japanese haunted house setting." This will be the first adaptation of the series. The most recent game in the series was Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on Wii U, which used the GamePad as a camera.

"And we're also working on a new Silent Hill, Gans continued. "The project will always be anchored in this atmosphere of a small American town, ravaged by Puritanism. I think it's time to make a new one."

While the original Silent Hill reviewed poorly at release, it has enjoyed something of a cult following, and is generally regarded as one of the better film adaptations of a game. The second Silent Hill film, Silent Hill - Revelation, is generally regarded as being much worse, but Gans was not involved with that one.

These films are still in pre-production, and it's not clear whether a new Silent Hill film would be a direct sequel to the film or a direct adaptation of any of the games.

It's been a long time since the last Silent Hill game, 2012's Silent Hill: Downpour. Hideo Kojima was working on a new title for PS4, Silent Hills, which was infamously cancelled in 2015. Although there are occasional rumors of the series' return, the only formal plan publisher Konami has announced is for a slot machine.

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I would like to point out that Fatal Frame in Japan is just simply known as ZERO, Project Zero is the UK/EU title for it

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I really enjoyed the first Silent Hill movie.

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I like the silent hill movies, good vibes. Pretty cool they are doing fatal frame too, liked the early games( think they had another name at the time).

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Ah about time silent hill will arrive, don't care how it plays, as long as it's a new silent hill.

I'd rather play silent hill then ff7r

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@Crazy_sahara: This article was about a movie. No new game unfortunately.

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@xZedZdeDx: 😭

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@Crazy_sahara: I feel you. Some day maybe we'll get a new SH. I just hope that when/if they do make another, they take the time to make it a good worthy return to form. Much like silent hills was turning out to be....

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Silent Hill is probably the best video game adaptation. Sure, it's far from perfect and couldn't nail the feeling of paranoia you get while playing the games (especially the first 3).

But at least it tried to stay close to the source material unlike others (Doom, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Dragonball...)

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I maybe played about 2 hours of the first Fatal Frame and then bailed, because I’m a little bitch. Haha. I will fully admit that game freaked me out back then. Probably still would.

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I loved silent hill. My only complaint was that cheesy piano riff used so many times. Other than that I think it's one if the best video game movies out

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Unlike most video game movies, you could tell Gans really cared about the property and was doing his best to make it all work. It wasn't the greatest, but only as a movie. As a homage to a video game, it's probably the very best video game movie around.

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Don't really care about movies, but if they do well, maybe we finally get Fatal Frame 4 outside Japan and 5 on the switch. Silent Hill... meh.

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