Three Actors Join Silent Hill: Revelation 3D; First Photo Revealed
Posted 03.09.11 by Ryan
The cast is coming together for director Michael J. Bassett's (Solomon Kane) sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, just in time for production to begin.
Variety reports that Australian actress Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and British actor Kit Harington (HBO's Game of Thrones) have both been added to the cast of Revelations, a sequel to 2006's Silent Hill and based on the third game of the Konami video game franchise.
Bassett revealed last November that Revelations will "remain true to the plot of game 3" that would also appeal to those "who don't know the series." The plot of the third video game revolves around a teenager named Heather Mason (Clemens) who, along with her father, is on the run from mysterious and dangerous forces. When her father disappears, Heather learns she's not who she thinks she is. Harington is playing an unspecified role.
Returning to Silent Hill is actor Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring). Bloody-Disgusting reports that Bean has joined the cast as Harry Mason, Heather's father.
Bean played the patriarch of the Da Silva family in the first Silent Hill, so appearing in Revelation as another character might be confusing to someone unfamiliar with the video games. Luckily, Nerd Reactor isn't, and summarized what happened during the first three Silent Hill games.
Here’s a spoiler if you haven’t played the games. Part 1 stars Harry Mason looking for his daughter, Cheryl, and part 3 stars Heather looking for her father. We later find out in the game that Heather is actually the daughter of Harry. He changed her name and both of them went into hiding to hide her from the evil cult because she is the one that can bring hell on Earth.
The first Silent Hill movie had Radha Mitchell searching for her daughter Sharon in the spooky, fog-filled town of Silent Hill, but, if the summary is a guide, perhaps Sharon is Cheryl, who is actually Heather. Simple.
Production began this week on Revelation, and the already-released first photo reveals an unhappy Clemens armed with a handgun. Bassett has promised a sequel that will "bring just a little more darkness and fear" that "builds on the qualities of the first film and draws on the best aspects of the games whilst giving the audience more nuanced characters, a compelling story and introducing some terrifying new monsters (as well as bringing back a few favorites)."
No release date for Revelation has been announced.