Silent Hill wasn’t a terribly good videogame movie, awkwardly adapting the terrifying videogame into an awkward (but still pretty effective) film. But damn it, it grossed $96 million worldwide, so now we’re finally getting a sequel. Hollywood Reporter reports that the film is set to start production in Toronto on Monday (although they’re unclear whether they mean today or next Monday), and has signed two fairly unknown stars to headline the production: Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the upcoming indie flickVampire) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones). Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will be written and directed by Michael J. Bassett, who also helmed the action movie Solomon Kane and the pretty bad-ass Nazi ghost story Deathwatch.
Hollywood Reporter describes the film’s plot as follows: ‘For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) 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.’
We’re with you so far, but Hollywood Reporter also claims that, ‘according to the producers, Revelations (sic) builds on the father-daughter storyline from the first movie.’ Having actually seen the first film we here at Crave Online are pretty confused, since the Mason family didn’t appear in the original film at all, and even if it’s just a name swap the father-daughter relationship was abandoned almost completely in the film in favor of a mother-daughter relationship between Radha Mitchell and Jodelle Ferland. The ending of the film left very little room for sequels, particularly one in which the father (Sean Bean) ever sees his daughter again, let alone goes on the run with her.
But whatever. Ignoring the original’s plotline worked pretty well for Silent Hill 2, which is considered by many to be among the finest videogames ever made. Maybe Silent Hill: Revelation can pull off the same trick, but probably not. After all… It’s in 3D.
Crave Online will return with more Silent Hill news as it’s kidnapped by aliens in the alternate ending.