The first movie adaptation of the video game Silent Hill was released in 2006, which puts six years between it and its first theatrical sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which reaches theaters just before halloween. In the interim, the Konami video game franchise on which the movies are based has continued with new installments (Silent Hill: Downpour was released on PS3 and XBOX 360 platforms in March), but, after revealing a preview clip at the San Diego Comic-Con earlier this month, the first trailer for Revelation has arrived online via Yahoo!.
Directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane), Revelation is based on Konami's 2003 video game sequel Silent Hill 3, and will see Sean Bean return as Silent Hill's Christopher Da Silva. He has been on the run with his daughter Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) in the years between the two movies, until the mysterious, creepy and fog-filled town of Silent Hill beckons Heather to return. Like the games, the original movie was an exercise in atmosphere, while the sequel looks more like an examination of the creepy and weird. Fans of the game, though, should recognize how faithful Bassett was to it. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.27.12 by Ryan
Last June, Liam Neeson admitted he was going to meet with Taken producer Luc Besson to "hash out" plot details for a possible sequel to the 2009 thriller, which became a $226 million worldwide hit. A month ago, Neeson mentioned that Taken 2 was in script stages and could have Neeson himself be the one that is "taken."
So with Neeson seemingly in favor of the sequel, how is it that Neeson almost didn't reprise his role as retired government operative Bryan Mills? Neeson needs a break >> Posted 03.17.11 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. Revelation gets a familiar face >> Posted 03.09.11 by Ryan
From January through early March, two types of movies largely can be found in theaters: Oscar contenders and genre movies. English director Christopher Smith, who directed 2009's yacht nightmare thriller Triangle, is taking horror far into the past in his latest, Black Death. Set in plague-ridden 1348, Black Death follows a young monk (Eddie Redmayne) who leads a knight (Sean Bean) and his band of mercenaries to a mysterious village that is untouched by the Plague. Suffice it to say, the latest trailer shows that, despite the lack of illness, all is not well in the village. Watch the trailer >> Posted 01.27.11 by Ryan
Death Race 2 may be the first prequel to a prequel. Set before Paul W.S. Anderson's Death Race, the movie follows the very first driver to assume the mantle of "Frankenstein" (Luke Goss) in the futuristic prison race. In the DVD commentary of Anderson's Death Race, the director described his movie as a prequel to Roger Corman's 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000, which was also the basis of Anderson's Death Race. Sound confusing? The two latest clips and featurette show that Death Race 2 has enough of the familiar car chases and tough guy speeches found in action movies to keep anyone from getting lost. watch the clips and featurette >> Posted 12.28.10 by Ryan
Variety writes that Ridley Scott is in talks with Columbia to direct a feature-length adaptation of the British mini-series Red Riding. Columbia recently acquired the rights, and the studio is courting Scott and screenwriter Steven Zaillian as potential collaborators on the project. The two worked together previously on American Gangster and Hannibal.
The miniseries was based on a series of novels by David Peace and aired in March 2009 as three feature-length episodes, which took place in 1974, 1980, and 1983. The first story centers around a reporter (played by Andrew Garfield) who investigates the abductions of several Yorkshire-area girls. His efforts are hampered by corrupt local police, who have been paid off by a greedy businessman (played by Sean Bean) trying to build a mall in the area.
Scott and Zaillian, should they agree to take on the project, would move the action to the US and condense all three episodes into one feature-length movie. Scott already has several projects on his plate, including Robin Hood and a prequel to his own Alien. If Zaillian signed on to write the script, it will be only his second in four years; he also co-wrote the script for the upcoming Moneyball, which has already run into several snags. Posted 10.15.09 by reelz