RETURN TO SILENT Hill With A First Official Look At New Movie's Redesigned Pyramid Head

RETURN TO SILENT Hill With A First Official Look At New Movie's Redesigned Pyramid Head RETURN TO SILENT Hill With A First Official Look At New Movie's Redesigned Pyramid Head

The first look at the new Silent Hill movie has been released, giving us a glimpse of the most iconic character from the video game, Pyramid Thing.

By MarkCassidy - May 17, 2024 05:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

After a series of COVID-related delays, production finally got underway on the long-gestating Silent Hill "requel" last year in Germany, and a first official image from the movie has been released ahead of its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

The still (via Fandango) gives us a first look at a redesigned take on the big bad of the survival horror video game series, Pyramid Head.

Pyramid Head, also known as "Red Pyramid", "Red Pyramid Thing" and "Triangle Head," was introduced in the second game, and his distinctive visage has gone on to become arguably the most iconic piece of imagery from the franchise.

This new version of the character doesn't look a million miles away from the video game take, but the pyramid-shaped helmet appears to be winder and longer.

Check out the still at the link below.

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 supernatuarl 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.”

No theatrical release date has been set.

Were you a fan of the first Silent Hill movie? What about the games? Drop us a comment down below, and be sure to check back for the first reactions following the movie's Cannes screening.

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ModHaterSLADE - 5/17/2024, 6:31 AM
Glad to hear it. The first Silent Hill movie with Sean Bean movie was flawed but still a fun watch IMO.
DevilsDreams - 5/17/2024, 6:48 AM
@ModHaterSLADE - I understand why they decided to make the lead a woman, but I wonder if they steered too far away from the source material if I'm honest.

Although I do still like it, but then I am a bit of a Silent Hill fan.
NathanielX - 5/17/2024, 7:26 AM
@ModHaterSLADE - I love that they went practical for.the.most.part with the.monsters
HashTagSwagg - 5/17/2024, 8:52 AM
@DevilsDreams - I liked the first film and glad the dude is returning to direct but his reasoning for swapping out the mum for the Dad was sexist as phuck.
The1st - 5/17/2024, 12:00 PM
@HashTagSwagg - No one will notice difference. - Ike Perlmutter (paraphrased)
ModHaterSLADE - 5/17/2024, 2:48 PM
@NathanielX - They looked great
DevilsDreams - 5/19/2024, 2:43 AM
@HashTagSwagg - yeah, the practical effects were a highlight, especially some of the shots he pulled off!

Was it sexist? All I remember off hand was him saying that the role felt more like a mother's role?
HashTagSwagg - 5/19/2024, 6:42 AM
@DevilsDreams - He didn't feel that a father would get so emotional over losing their own kid.
DevilsDreams - 5/19/2024, 10:35 AM
@HashTagSwagg - what the fu....
BritishMonkey - 5/17/2024, 6:36 AM
Finally proper Pyramid Head.
There was no reason for him to exist in the first film.
HulkisHoly - 5/17/2024, 11:56 AM
@BritishMonkey - Exactly!!
DevilsDreams - 5/17/2024, 6:47 AM
I'll wait and see, but I am hopeful...
Stinkor1 - 5/17/2024, 6:55 AM
Granted, I never got into silent hill and I know nothing of the franchise, but every time I see this character I just don’t understand how it’s supposed to be scary or intimidating. It just looks awkward and odd to walk around wit that thing on his head.
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Vigor - 5/17/2024, 7:25 AM
@Stinkor1 - he's big and strong and chases you. Like the nemesis. Or like Jason. It's terrifying because you can't beat him
NathanielX - 5/17/2024, 7:31 AM
@Stinkor1 - the odd walking on Silent hill is part of the nigthmarish aestetic they going for,
HashTagSwagg - 5/17/2024, 9:14 AM
@Stinkor1 - Gameplaywise, he's a bit like resident evil's Nemesis who pursues you throughout multiple levels of the game. Design wise, all Silent hill monsters (for the most part) are psychological manifestation's of the main characters. For James (the lead Character of Silent Hill 2) Pinhead is his manifestation of his guilt and sexual frustration due to his ill wife. For other character's, they wouldn't see pinhead, they'd see something else.
Twenty23Three - 5/17/2024, 7:17 AM
I was going to complain about them using Pyramid head, but they are actually doing the story he is from so, I’m kinda excited for it
grouch - 5/17/2024, 7:27 AM
pleaaaaase use real practical effects, blend of that and some cgi was great in the first one.
harryba11zack - 5/17/2024, 7:29 AM
He probably used a p155 covered shirt to bend those bars.
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grouch - 5/17/2024, 10:18 AM
@harryba11zack - piss shirt bend bar
marvel72 - 5/17/2024, 7:53 AM
Silent Hill is my favourite video game movie,I enjoyed it for what it was.
The1st - 5/17/2024, 12:01 PM
@marvel72 - Yup, my kid watched after watching game footage and new exactly what was going down.
bobevanz - 5/17/2024, 8:19 AM
Direct to dvd looking mfer
PC04 - 5/17/2024, 8:35 AM
I really love the first movie. If it's anything like that I'll be happy.
WarMonkey - 5/17/2024, 8:37 AM
Whoever is gonna wear that better be careful and not move to fast. They'll either hurt their knees by constantly banging into the bottom on the triangle or if they are off balance just a little they'll topple over. I hope this is good, I like the other ones
dragon316 - 5/17/2024, 9:01 AM
Never played games like first movie didn’t like sequel to well what’s helmet with slit in middle will slowly lose helmet see what his looks like ?
HulkisHoly - 5/17/2024, 12:00 PM
Gans directed the first film well (minus some bad acting) but the story was messed up pretty badly.

Let’s hope this one sticks as close as possible to the game story wise.
sully - 5/19/2024, 2:06 AM
Goofiest character design in gaming history.

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