Silent Hill 2 Details Starting To Emerge

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Until they announced Silent Hill 2 recently, I had no idea how many Screen Rant readers were actually fans of Christophe Gans’ 2006 movie adaptation. But now that I know, I’m keeping you guys in the loop about the sequel is developing.

Earlier (this week) I reported that Silent Hill 2 could possibly start filming next year. In that report came word that returning writer Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) has some ‘crazy, cool stuff’ already worked into the script. That all sounded good, but questions like would Gans be returning, would star Radha Mitchell be returning, would the movie be a direct sequel, etc., still needed answering.

Well, thanks to producer Don Carmody and Shock Til Ya Drop, some of those questions are indeed starting to get answered.

For those who don’t know, Roger Avary was recently sentenced to a year in jail following a vehicular manslaughter charge from a 2008 car accident. So how is Avary’s incarceration effecting the progress of Silent Hill 2? Said Carmody (exclusively to Shock Til Ya Drop):

“Well, we have had a bit of a hiccup with Roger…We’re just debating whether we can wait for him. He’s writing the script for sure.”

As for the questions of whether or not Mitchell will return to star and Gans to direct, Carmody had a “no” and a “maybe” to give: Mitchell has expressed interest in returning (that’s the maybe), but as far as Gans:

“I don’t think he wants to come back. He’ll have some input for sure. In his mind, I think he wanted to do the first one and for this he’s very happy to consult, but I think he wants to direct something new,”

Now, I don’t want to alarm you Silent Hill fans on a Friday, but you really need to pay attention to this next part:

“I think we need to make it a little more accessible to the movie-going public…Silent Hill is not a blockbuster game like Resident Evil or the other games out there…You have to appeal not only to the gamers, you have to appeal to a wider audience. So we have to get some story in there that helps explain a bit more…Of course, [the story] is going to happen years later and the main character – without giving too much away – is much older and representative to the movie-going public which is in that age group.”

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While the Silent Hill video games may not be as popular as the Resident Evil series (you’ll need to check with our guys over at Game Rant to be sure), they have certainly left a much stronger impression on gamers via the skid-marked underwear of those who dared to play the games at night. Gans’ adaptation, while a bit weird and (artsy?), captured the terrifying sensation of the games almost perfectly. Watering that terror down into a schlocky, by-the-numbers horror flick – where all the terrible happenings HAVE to be explained at length – doesn’t sound as interesting.

But wait, what’s this about ‘an older main character?’ In the first film, Mitchell’s character, Rose, comes to Silent Hill to find her lost daughter, Sharon, who is a spiritual conduit for a hell-demon. Could an older version of Sharon be the main character of Silent Hill 2? And would that make the age group Carmody is targeting teenagers / young adults? Is that the Silent Hill 2 we’re getting, Twilight with demons? I hope not…

Head over to Shock Til Ya Drop for the full quotes from Carmody. Then let us know what you think about this supposed change in approach to Silent Hill 2.

Source: Shock Til Ya Drop

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  1. I absolutely loved the first one and watched it repeatedly. Tons of atmosphere and great looking. I have been waiting for the sequel with baited breath.

    Until now. This news makes me both sad, due to the fact that it will probably be dumbed down so much that it doesn’t even resemble the original story at all, and mad, as this could be an excellent franchise, but already after a long wait for the 2nd, they are planning to ruin it.

    We will have to see, but it sounds like it will suck already.

  2. i dont see that happening, even if they change thier target.

    silent hill (s) are freaking brutal. that kind of movie is always going to attract a small following.

    i really liked the 1st

    but the 1st was silent hill and it was brutal lol
    like i said in the last post that burning part still itches at me.

    to attract an audience of a greater volume
    silent hill would have to not be very brutal
    if thats the case then its not a true silent hill film.
    then you risk losing everyone, even your small following.
    im hoping they pull it off though.
    maybe it can be the resident evil resident evil should have been.

  3. This older character could be Sean Bean’s character going to Silent Hill to save both his wife and daughter.

  4. ha

    This is exactly what I was worried about and wrote on the other thread.

    Not waiting for Avery, Gans is just a consultant at best and watering down Silent Hill for the general audience. That’s 3 GIANT steps to making this movie absolute garbage.

    This really gets to me as a fan of the Silent Hill series. It’s not enough they ruined the last couple of games by targeting a broader audience, but now they’re doing the same with the movie? How can they be so obtuse? Why can’t they realize that the only reason that they have the freedom to go in these directions is because of the success of the original formula?

    Thanks for the update Screen Rant but you might have just ruined my day :(

  5. Silent Hill 2 is the best of the serie, they should do the exact story.

    • Hell ya buddy the best story line and the game kicked ass!!

  6. Love the games, but thought the movie was only mediocre at best. Maybe it’s just me, but I took his quote as to be a non R-rat

  7. @ Bangarang

    Amen t that!! I hope they don’t do a direct sequel, keep it like the games and have individual stories set within Silent Hill!

  8. @Dannyboy

    Yeah but for these types of film, a non R rating does mean it will suck.

  9. watch…. this will be pg-13

  10. God, leave it alone…

    Why does ‘everything have to be explained’? Leave something to the imagination! ~ Stark

  11. Silent hill 3 adaption? Sharon as Heather?
    I hope so.

  12. Silent hill 3 adaption? Sharon as Heather?
    I hope so.

  13. Silent hill 3 adaption? Sharon as Heather?
    I hope so.

  14. I think the new Silent Hill game: Shattered Memories (Wii, PS2 & PSP) shows pretty good how to tell a great Silent Hill-story without relying on blood, splatter etc.
    Wouldn´t mind seeing the next movie being a Mystery/Tragedy. Shattered Memories really convinced me that Silent Hill can still be Silent Hill without being overdose-sick (in a good way of course).

    • not true man. Silent Hill is just that sick and hellish plase that not even satan would tread… thats how its supposted to be. Take away the scene and all you have is another retard slasher movie.