The gaming fans are literally having the best year with getting adaptations of Mortal Kombat and Sonic the Hedgehog to Atari a video game pioneer deciding to create game themed hotels. It has been bonanza after Bonanza for them. Now they will have to get themselves ready for two future adaptations.
Silent Hill fans must be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions. First there were speculations that the game will get rebooted and also have an Until Dawn style companion. But now over that they will also get a movie adaptation of it.
The news has come from the director himself, Christophe Gans who was quoted as saying that he has two movies based on video games in works. The first being Silent Hill and the other one being Fatal Frame.
He said that the project will take place in the setting of a small American town ravaged by Puritanism.
Christopher Gans is mainly noted for his work in horror and fantasy genre. He was recently praised for his work in Beauty and The Beast. He also directed the first adaptation of Silent Hill in 2006.
Silent Hill is a survival horror video game for the PlayStation published by Konami and developed by Team Silent, a group in Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo.
The 2006 movie had Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Tanya Allen, Alice Krige, and Jodelle Ferland in starring roles. The film followed Rose, who takes her adopted daughter, Sharon, to the town of Silent Hill, for which Sharon cries while sleepwalking. Arriving at Silent Hill, Rose is involved in a car accident and awakens to find Sharon missing; while searching for her daughter, she fights a local cult while uncovering Sharon’s connection to the town’s dark past.
The movie was successful financially but did not do any magic critically.