Amongst all the potential of a new Silent Hill game, it looks like there might be a new movie adaptation on the way.
If you can believe it, the first Silent Hill film came out almost 20 years ago in 2006. It was made by French director Christophe Gans, generally regarded as visually impressive, but muddled narratively. However, it seems that a new film from Gans could be in development.
Speaking to French site Jeuxvideo (translated by ComicBook.com), Gans confirmed he’s working on a script for a new film. “I’m currently working on it,” said Gans. “The script for a new Silent Hill movie that is totally independent from the two previous movies made and respects the way Silent Hill has evolved.
“Silent Hill is a bit like Twilight Zone, the Fourth Dimension, a place where anything and everything can happen,” the director continued. “I worked on a new Silent Hill which is a Silent Hill of the year 2023 since the film would be released next year… in 2023… and not a Silent Hill as I imagined it in 2006.”
would a new silent hill movie do well now?
Silent Hill received two adaptations, the second (Silent Hill Revelation) releasing in 2012, though from a different director. However, both films weren’t exactly successful at the box office. Though with the recent successes of the Uncharted, Sonic, and Pokemon film adaptations, it could be that a new Silent Hill film would actually perform well.
“It is a Silent Hill for today’s audiences while being ultra-respectful of the saga,” added Gans. “I am aware that Silent Hill is a very great video game franchise and a work of art in the noble sense of the term. The people who thought up Silent Hill put a lot of their guts into it.”
Gans also noted the differences between horror cinema of now and the 2000s. And that he is trying to “take into account” what he’s seen recently.
Of course, the director confirming he’s working on a script doesn’t necessarily mean a film is actually in the works. But it will be interesting to see what comes of it. Especially if Bloober Team is working on a Silent Hill game (even if it won’t confirm it).
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