A new film Silent Hill directed by Christophe Gans and supervised by Konami will be released next year in cinemas.
Involved in 2006 in the production of the first film adaptation of Silent Hillstill recognized today as the most faithful and honest, Christophe Gans will once again collaborate with the Japanese publisher Konami to bring the famous survival-horror to the big screen: “I’m currently working on it. There were the Covid-19 years which finally forced us to stay at home. I took the opportunity to write two scripts. 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. Most of the time, these are stand-alone stories. Silent Hill is a bit like Twilight Zone, the Fourth Dimension, a place where anything and everything can happen. 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.”
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For this new film Silent Hill, Christophe Gans wanted to draw inspiration from new horrific movements: “It’s a Silent Hill for today’s audience while being ultra respectful of the saga. 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 of Silent Hill put a lot of their guts into it. To know them well, they are extremely honest people. For me, it was important to design a Silent Hill in the light of the current public. It is clear that today’s horror cinema no longer resembles the horror cinema of 2006. Good for that matter. Not that 2007 horror cinema wasn’t good, but every genre is going through an evolution. I’m trying to take into account what I’ve been able to see recently, which is more original and more surprising in terms of horror films, and to see if in Silent Hill there are the seeds, or even the expression of that. Silent Hill has always been a game beyond the norm and ahead of its time.”
A Project Zero/Fatal Frame movie is also in the works.
In addition to a deal with Konami, Christophe Gans has also approached Koei Tecmo to work on a Project Zero/Fatal Frame film adaptation which should arrive by 2024: “What interests me is to reach a point of balance between video games and cinema. I’m not saying that I succeeded completely with the first part of Silent Hill, but the film was rather well received by the fans. However, these are relatively demanding. I think they understood that the film had been made by a gamer, but above all that I was trying to find the point of convergence between cinematographic and video game languages. That’s how I worked on the script for the new Silent Hill, but also for Fatal Frame, Project Zero for us Europeans. That would be the next movie. By the way, the script is ready. Over the two years of Covid-19, there was a year of writing for Silent Hill and another for Fatal Frame.“
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