While rumours of a new Silent Hill videogame begin to emerge from the mist, director of the 2006 movie adaptation Christophe Gans has revealed that his has a script written and ready to go for a second sequel in the series.
Before Pokémon and Sonic lifted the curse of videogame adaptations, hopes were high that Brotherhood of the Wolf director Christophe Gans would be able to translate seminal horror title Silent Hill to the big-screen. While the finished film is a stunning visual trip into the darker recesses of the Konami game, the plot is also as baffling and bonkers as the source material, leading to a 32% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and just over $100M at the worldwide box-office. A 2012 sequel Silent Hill: Revelation didn’t fare much better, earning a 10% rating and $55M.
Now Gans has been speaking about a script for a third movie, which he wrote in lockdown, and hopes will come out some time next year. During an interview with Jeux Video, translated by the good folks at Video Game Chronicle (via ComingSoon), he said “Silent Hill is a bit like The Twilight Zone, the fourth dimension, a place where anything and everything can happen. I worked on a new Silent Hill which is a Silent Hill of the year 2023 – because the film would be released next year – and not a Silent Hill as I imagined it in 2006. It is a Silent Hill for today’s audiences while being ultra respectful of the saga.”
Gans also revealed that much like the different iterations of the game, his script would be completely separate from the previous two films, saying “I took the opportunity to write two scripts, [including] the script for a new Silent Hill movie that is totally independent from the two previous movies made and respects the way Silent Hill has evolved.”
While there is nothing solid in terms of a studio announcement or production details, sometimes this is all it takes to get the wheels in motion, and then before you know it we’ll hear the sound of Pyramid Head scraping his giant sword across the floor on the big-screen once again.
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