As there is much difference in videogames and their movie counterparts, there also seems to be much difference of the Silent Hill movie(s). The new sequel to the Silent Hill film franchise, which is yet to be set for a release date, has released some new images from the set.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the long-awaited sequel to the first installment which wasn’t taken well by most film critics, (but I liked it), and didn’t make much of a profit from the box office sells and such. It did however reaching nearly $100 million in sales internationally and making Box Office Mojo’s Top 10 video game adaptations. And it’s got a new sequel with some old and new faces. Even a new character that never appeared in the videogame series named, Suki.
The films stars Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington (from HBO’s Game of Thrones), Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Carrie-Anne Moss, & Malcolm McDowell. Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, & Deborah Kara Unger reprise their roles from the previous film. The plot loosely follows the plot from the third Silent Hill videogame:
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.
<<<You can view the set photos on the left slideshow.
In my hope for a good adaptation, I hope for a complex, disturbing, nightmare drama, just like (if not better) than the first one. It’s not supposed to be a horror movie, it’s a nightmare drama. It’s not supposed to be a monster movie. You know what I’d like to see in the sequel? Monsters that reflect the character’s inner mental state, as in the games. Discovering the metaphorical underpinnings of the monsters was always one of the most disturbing thing to me. It was done really well in the game series. Just realizing that your protagonist, the guy/woman you assume is the hero, has all the ugliness you see around you festering inside him. Now that is something to be excited about…
I am actually hoping for a success with this film, but I have to say I am worry about it. Those behind the scenes seem to be mostly new, and not seasoned with the history of the previous film or the videogames, but hey maybe they will pull off some movie magic.
The filming for the movie wrapped May 17th, so now all we do is wait…Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a comment!