Davis Films has kicked off the production of a new Silent Hill film this week in Toronto. The new film, which will be entitled Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
is a direct sequel to the 2006 Silent Hill film.
The new movie is being written and directed by Michael J. Bassett, best known for his work on Deathwatch and Solomon Kane. The film is based on the third game of the Silent Hill series and will follow the story of Heather Mason as she fights the draw to the town of Silent Hill. Filming is expected to run through early May when post-production will begin and the film will begin its trek to cinemas.
Have any of you seen the first film? How did it stand up to the other video game to film adaptations released in the past? The full press release announcing the start of production is available on the next page.
KONAMI ANNOUNCES NEW DETAILS FOR SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D
Second Feature Film Adaptation of Best Selling Video Game Franchise to Begin Filming in Toronto on March 7th
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Mar. 8, 2011 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the sequel to the horror film Silent Hill based on KONAMI's popular game franchise, has begun production by Davis Films in Toronto, Ontario. Developed and published by KONAMI, the Silent Hill franchise pioneered the survival horror video game, by giving players visceral fear, haunting monsters, twisted storylines and blurred reality all set in the malevolent town of Silent Hill.
"For over a decade, the Silent Hill franchise has been scaring players through psychological horror and the fear of the unknown," said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "It's that proven blueprint for terror we know Samuel Hadida is capable of re-creating for the big screen. With him at the helm, we're confident Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, will bring a new dimension of fear for fans both old and new."
With much of the original creative body behind the first Silent Hill film, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will be directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch), and will feature rising stars Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Vampire, Camilla Dickinson, Wasted on the Young) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones).
"We are all excited to have the Silent Hill team reunited in Toronto for the sequel to one of the best horror franchises of all time," said Producer Samuel Hadida of Davis Films. "With Michael at the directing helm, we will be building on the first film and taking the Silent Hill story into new territories with exciting storylines and visuals that will grab both new audiences, and those familiar with the Silent Hill franchise."
For more information on the Silent Hill franchise, please log onto www.konami.com/silenthill
About the Silent Hill franchise:
Silent Hill is the premiere franchise in the horror videogame genre with over four million copies sold in Japan, the U.S. and Europe. With seven games in the collection, Silent Hill is known for its heart-pumping visuals, terrifying narratives, menacing monsters and award-winning soundtrack. Each game centers around the small and sleepy town of Silent Hill, a desolate enclave "just outside of town". But as players soon discover, things are not what they seem as they're never truly alone in Silent Hill.
About Silent Hill:Revelation 3D:
For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) 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 terrifying 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.
About Davis Films:
Davis Films, based in Paris and Los Angeles, is one of the world's leading independent production companies and has been directly involved in the production of over forty feature films. Along with leading French distributor Metropolitan FilmExport, Davis Films is owned and managed by Samuel and Victor Hadida.
Hadida's first production was Tony Scott's True Romance, which was based on a script by Quentin Tarantino. Hadida recently announced that he's teaming up with Scott for a third time on a crime thriller starring Academy Award Nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2, The Expendables). Davis is also known for its successful adaptations of Japanese media, including Crying Freeman, with Christophe Gans directing, the Resident Evil franchise, and Silent Hill, also directed by Gans.
About Konami Group:
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.
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