Silent Hill 2 Gets a Director, 3-D, and a Title
11.06.10 by Ryan
Looks like Silent Hill 2 is on track to confusingly scare audiences soon. ShockTillYouDrop reports that director Michael J. Bassett was announced as the director at the recent American Film Market. Bassett, who recently directed Solomon Kane, will take over for French director Christophe Gans, who helmed the 2006 original but chose not to return for the sequel.
Titled Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the script for the sequel has been in the works for a while, experiencing a small setback when screenwriter Roger Avary was incarcerated for gross vehicular manslaughter in October of 2009. In the recently released press release, it looks like Bassett will take over scripting duties.
"Michael was our natural choice to write and direct. He understands the genre, is passionate about the Silent Hill franchise, and will bring his considerable action picture skills to a fresh and thrilling insight of the Silent Hill 3D world," said Silent Hill producer Samuel Hadida, who also produced the recently released Resident Evil: Afterlife and Bassett's Solomon Kane.
The sequel looks to borrow elements from the third Silent Hill video game of Konami's successful franchise, as evidenced in the synopsis.
For years, Heather Mason 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.
According to the press release, Silent Hill 2 will start production this winter in Toronto. The movie is currently in pre-production.