I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in another Silent Hill film. The Christopher Gans-directed first entry had an outstanding cast (Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Kim Coates, Alice Krige), and was something of a gorgeous disaster. It was thisclose to being a very good movie, until it got swallowed up by its own bullshit. But it has some genuinely scary moments, a good bit of solid acting, and visually, it’s absolutely stunning. So I’d like to see someone build off of that.
The problem, of course, is how to do that. The games have been plagued by a nasty inconsistency, ranging from stunning efforts that are exercises in terror, storytelling and gameplay… to just plain crap. So I’d also like to see the next movie avoid that. Casting is still underway, but per Bloody Disgusting, two actors have been cast: Adelaide Clemens will play Heather, who in the games has a pretty fascinating — if not confusing as hell — history, involving incubuses and reincarnation. Additionally, Kit Harrington has been cast in a yet-unknown role. I’ve never seen Clemens in anything, and a quick glance at her IMDB page explains that — she hasn’t starred in much. Same goes for Harington, but you’ll get a chance to see him as he’s playing Jon Snow in HBO’s upcoming “Game Of Thrones.”
And Sean Bean is in talks to return, which we can only hope for, because… well, you know, it’s Sean Bean.
There’s also a first image available:
OK, not a whole lot to get excited about. Oh, and there’s a plot summary floating around:
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 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 forever.
So there’s that. Here’s the rub (because you knew there’d be one). The film will be in 3D (of course), and will be directed by Michael J. Bassett, who directed Deathwatch (uh oh) and Soloman Kane (oh, balls).
So maybe I’m not quite as excited as I was before.