Silent Hill sequel moves forward
Amazingly there's more videogame film news today with Silent Hill: Revelation 3D gaining some cast members and a little bit about the set-up for the sequel.
There's not really much news here, but the set-up feels very much like the first, family member disappears, another heads off to find them, and viola, they're in Silent Hill. The question is will they build on the strength of the first one, or is this set to go downhill?
The first Silent Hill was pretty good, and that was down to the fact that Roger Avary wrote it so well and Christophe Gans directed it, plus there was a strong cast with Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Alice Krige, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger and Kim Coates. More Resident Evil than Tomb Raider though, it did concentrate more on bringing aspects of the game to the screen but also developed an interesting story that could easily have continued.
It didn't though, and with Avary interrupted from the sequel it looks like it's fallen into the hands of Michael J. Bassett who wrote and directed Solomon Kane as well as Deathwatch, and now suddenly ears perk up.
I think the only downside is that Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is going to be filmed in 3D, and to me this means the cheap 3D option, hopefully not converted but not the best either, and the topic of the sequel to a horror videogame adaptation seems rife to throw it into 3D just for the cheap thrills. I do hope that's not the case though.
The announcement from The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the sequel builds on the father-daughter storyline we saw in the first film, although really this is just a means to an end I'm sure and won't be the main crux of the plot, although here we're seeing the father disappear and the daughter discovering some startling truths.
"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."
Heather Mason is to be played by Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington has also signed for the film, not huge names and just starting on their careers, although Clemens has a couple of interesting roles to her name already. There's no word yet on who will be playing the father and if Sean Bean will return, I suspect not though.
Will Silent Hill: Revelation 3D be a revelation or just another 3D horror film? Bassett is the reason it may be something more.