It's been quite a while since we had any updates on this one, but Silent Hill fans will be pleased to hear that the follow-up to 2006's underrated chiller is finally moving forward.
After a series of COVID-related delays, production is set to begin on the long-gestating "requel" next month in Germany, and the project has found its leads.
According to Deadline, Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Hannah Emily Anderson (Jigsaw) will star in Return to Silent Hill, which will adapt the second instalment in Konami's survival horror video game series.
"The film will follow James (Irvine), a man broken after being separated from his one true love (Anderson). When a mysterious letter calls him back to Silent Hill in search of her, he finds a once-recognizable town transformed by an unknown evil. As James descends deeper into the darkness, he encounters terrifying figures both familiar and new and begins to question his own sanity as he struggles to make sense of reality and hold on long enough to save his lost love."
The original Silent Hill movie's director Christophe Hans will return to helm this relaunch of the supernatural horror franchise, which has Victor Hadida, Molly Hassell and David Wulf on board as producers.
“Return to Silent Hill is a mythological love story about someone so deeply in love, they’re willing to go to hell to save someone,” said Gans. “I’m delighted to have the wonderful talents of both Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson take us on this journey into a psychological horror world that I hope will both satisfy and surprise fans of Silent Hill.”
“Christophe and I have been working closely with our partners at Konami, as they update the video game, to also create a version of Silent Hill for the theatrical audiences of today,” added Hadida. “You will still find the iconic monsters – but there will also be new designs. We are confident that this new film and Konami’s updated game together will propel the franchise forward for years to come.”
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