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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.03.10] United Kingdom movie news horror



[Editor's Note: Perhaps due to ongoing internet speculation, an official release has been sent out regarding the Silent Hill 2 sequel. Still no comment from Bassett who told me he's got to tow the party line on this one. Here's hoping we hear from him soon.]

Huge news out of AFM gang. One of my favorite UK directors, Michael J, Bassett (Solomon Kane, Wilderness, Deathwatch), will both write and direct Silent Hill: Revelations 3D as sequel to Christophe Gans' aweosme original Silent Hill.

Synopsis:
The sequel follows Heather Mason and her father, who have been on the run - always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand. Now, on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific 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.

Thanks to Dread Central for the scoop and sales art.

Read the full news release after the break.


SAMUEL HADIDA AND DON CARMODY TO PRODUCE “SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D”

BASED ON THE BEST SELLING KONAMI VIDEOGAME FRANCHISE,

MICHAEL J. BASSETT TO HELM FROM HIS OWN SCREENPLAY


Los Angeles, California – November 5, 2010: Fresh off their $270M+ box office sensation Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D, producers Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody have re-teamed to create Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which is currently in pre-production. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will also reunite Davis Films producer Hadida with Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch, Solomon Kane), who will direct the 3D film on location this winter in the Toronto area. International sales are being handled by Lionsgate at the upcoming AFM.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, based on the acclaimed survival horror videogame franchise by KONAMI , is a sequel to Hadida and Carmody’s earlier collaboration, Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill. 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. 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.


Hadida said: “We have high expectations for this continuation of the franchise with our reunited Silent Hill production team. Michael was our natural choice to write and direct. He understands the genre, is passionate about the Silent Hill franchise, and will bring his considerable action picture skills to a fresh and thrilling insight of the Silent Hill 3D world.”

Hadida noted further, “We are especially excited about our renewed collaboration with KONAMI. KONAMI’S sustained success with the seven video games published to date is unique testament to the ongoing appeal of this property”.

Carmody added: “Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D, Paranormal Activity 2, and Saw 3D show that global audiences have a continued thirst for the horror action genre. Silent Hill, like Resident Evil before it, is a beloved videogame, now becomes a successful film franchise that both encompasses and transcends the game world.”

“We are pleased to partner with Samuel and Don again to bring a new Silent Hill experience to the silver screen.” Said Careen Yapp, Vice President of KONAMI . Just as the franchise has evolved, we’re confident Silent Hill Revelation 3D will bring a new Silent Hill story that is both frightening and engaging. Their sensitivity to our loyal, avid, global community of fans will make for an amazing 3D experience!”

Hadida and Carmody most recently produced Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Wentworth Miller. Past collaborations include Resident Evil: Apocalypse.

Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane marked screenwriter and director Michael J. Bassett’s last feature film. He made his debut with Deathwatch, an atmospheric horror movie set in the trenches of World War I which starred Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis.

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Lenny (9 years ago) Reply

Happy to see some love for the original. I loved it and don't understand a lot of the hate. If this gets anywhere near the greatness of the first one bring it on!!

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

No no no no no!!! Why is Christophe Gans not at the helm? I fucking loved silent hill but I don't hold much hope for it's sequel. Solomon Kane was cack.

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Lotus Eater (9 years ago) Reply

Silent Hill is a good film.

The scene with the cop being burned alive comes to mind.

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agentorange (9 years ago) Reply

Solomon Kane was hardly "cack." It was a great origin story that was true in tone to Howard's writing. Personally I'd like to see another adventure in that world.

Also, it was easily Bassett's best film yet and proves he's ready to take on big projects like this.

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

silent hill was pretty objectively awful, someone's got to have pretty low standards to not have been disappointed by it


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