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How Can You Say That This Town Is Insane? Perhaps It's We Who Are Insane.

By TK Burton | Trailers | November 4, 2010 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | November 4, 2010 |

The first big-screen adaptation of Silent Hill didn’t do so well. Directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf), it never really found its audience. It had a pretty great cast — Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Kim Coates and Alice Krige, but they never really seemed to gel. It was, however, an interesting movie that had some parts that I thought were outstanding. And some parts that I thought were completely idiotic.

Much like the video game series, actually. In fact, in some ways the film was a perfect adaptation of the game — creepy, disturbing, a little scary, visually stunning, but ultimately incredibly frustrating. The difference is that in the game the frustration came from the gameplay, in the movie it came from the writing.

Well, as with all things, it’s getting a sequel. Called Silent Hill: Revelation it’ll be written by Michael Bassett, who you likely have never heard of. Bassett is barely known right now, but he wrote and directed the Nicolas Cage New Hairstyle/Save Me From Bankruptcy James Purefoy project Solomon Kane, which looks… rather silly, to put it kindly. Here’s a little bit o’ plot synopsis for you:

The sequel follows Heather Mason, along with her father, who have been on the run - always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t full 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.

Interestingly, that incorporates a good bit of the plot of Silent Hill 3 , which means they’re not going the Resident Evil route — that is to say, throw everything about the series out the fucking window. However, it will be similar to the Resident Evil franchise in one respect: Yep, you get a gold star — It’s gonna be shot in 3D. The good news is that it’s being shot in 3D and not done in post, which literally never works well. And honestly, this is probably the kind of movie that might be well served in 3D if a quality job is done.

Personally, my hope is that they just pull out all the stops. Make it scary as fuck, twisted and bizarre and creepy and just absolutely ruin people’s brains.

Anyway, there you have it: a sequel no one is interested to a movie few people saw based on a game that only a small subsection of the population has played. What could possibly go wrong?

(source: Bloody Disgusting)

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