No one would consider director Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill (2006) a blockbuster by any stretch of the imagination. Yet, the film – which earned a $47 million domestic box office take ($97 million with international totals included) against a $50 million production budget – has found its niche with a cult following comprised of both horror aficionados and fans of the video game series on which it is based.
Now Silent Hill: Revelation 3D – the sequel from writer/director Michael J. Bassett – is set to hit theaters later this month. The film stars Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean and Radha Mitchell, while Malcolm McDowell and Carrie-Anne Moss join the franchise.
The first Silent Hill film had a distinct vision of Hell on Earth, and if the marketing materials for the sequel – including the above motion poster – are any indication, then Bassett has done a strong job of sticking to that while also improving on the groundwork the first film established, including the introduction of even more sinister characters that fans of the video games will undoubtedly recognize.
Bassett previously wrote and directed Solomon Kane, the 2009 film based on the comic book character. While the film is considered a box office flop, it received a positive critical reception, specifically for its dark, atmospheric aesthetic. This is a skill that will surely benefit the world of Silent Hill and lends itself to a bit of confidence in his take on the franchise.
Still, the sequel will face stiff competition at theaters this Halloween, largely from Paranormal Activity 4. Are you excited for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Screen Rant readers? Or does this seem like an unnecessary horror sequel? Let us know in the comments.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D hits theaters on October 26, 2012.
Source: Yahoo! Movies