Original Silent Hill director Christophe Gans is working on a new entry in the film series based on the popular video game that will, once again, be anchored in the atmosphere of a small American town, ravaged by Puritanism.
He tells Allocine: “We’re working on a new Silent Hill. 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.”
The first film began when an eerie and deserted ghost town draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child’s illness. Unable to accept the doctor’s diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized, she flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers — and ignoring the protests of her husband. It’s soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she’s ever been. It’s smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living “darkness” that literally transforms everything it touches. As she begins to learn the history of the town, she realizes her daughter is a pawn in a larger game.
Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language, the film currently holds a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Visually impressive, but … plagued by inane dialogue, a muddled plot, and an overlong runtime.
Christophe Gans directed Silent Hill from a screenplay he wrote along with Roger Avary and Nicolas Boukhrief based on the video game by Konami. Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody produced. It starred Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, and Jodelle Ferland. You can snag a copy of the flick on Blu-ray HERE.