“In my restless dreams, I see that town… Silent Hill. You promised you’d take me there again some day. But you never did. Well, I’m alone there now. In our ‘special place.’ Waiting for you… ”
If you’ve been patiently waiting for a new movie adaptation of Konami’s venerable survival horror franchise, Silent Hill, then we may have some great news for you. Ready? Yes, a third Silent Hill film has been officially confirmed. Praise the Puritanical gods!
This announcement comes by way of French website Allocine who recently interviewed the Silent Hill movie’s original writer-director, Christophe Gans. In the interview, the Brotherhood Of The Wolf director surprise announced two video game film adaptations: Silent Hill and Fatal Frame.
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 (also known as Fatal Frame in the US). The film will take place in Japan. I especially don’t want to uproot the game from its Japanese haunted house setting. And we’re also working on a new Silent Hill. The [Silent Hill] 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.
Gans went on to describe that his experience making the 2006 movie was “beautiful,” and that the studio gave him full creative control, resulting in a film and vision that he really wanted to make. Fatal Frame, on the other hand, is a Japanese live-action movie released back in 2014. An American film based on the video game horror source material has been rumoured for a while now, so it’s great to hear the project has finally got off the ground.
Frankly, we’re really pleased to hear that Gans is officially returning to direct the third Silent Hill movie. Not only does the first film nail the iconic games’ eerie atmosphere, but it also boasts some sharp-eyed cinematography, strong performances, as well as Akira Yamaoka’s incredible soundtrack. I honestly think it’s a pretty underrated horror flick.
But tell us, how do you feel about this news? Are you excited for a new Silent Hill film? Or do you think it should be left to rust in the otherworld? Grab a static-filled radio and let us know down below.