Open Road Sets ‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’ For October Release Date

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silent hill revelation 3d release date Open Road Sets Silent Hill: Revelation 3D For October Release Date

While the 2006 film adaptation of the Silent Hill video game series was by no means a bomb, it came just short of doubling (re: fully recouping) its $50 million budget in theaters, and was kind of a critical bust, to top it off. That accounts for why the sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, has been languishing a bit since shooting and post-production were completed.

Now that Open Road Films has officially acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the next installment in the video game-based horror/thriller franchise, Revelation is prepped to hit theaters this fall around (when else?) Halloween – specifically on October 26th.

The Silent Hill: Revelation 3D cast includes returning players from its predecessor, namely Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger and Sean Bean. Revelation also reunites Bean with his former Game of Thrones costar Kit Harington, along with such familiar faces as Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell – and Aussie actress Adelaide Clemens (Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji, Love My Way), who’s essentially an unknown here in the States.

Here is an official synopsis for the film (from the press release):

In SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific 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 forever.

Revelation writer/director Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch, Solomon Kane) previously said the sequel “builds on the qualities” of the first Silent Hill flick – as opposed to re-inventing or partially revamping the franchise (a la this summer’s G.I. Joe 2). Considering how just about every other sequel or new franchise installment released nowadays is propped up as a reboot, Bassett’s approach is kind of refreshing and unusual.

Of course, whether or not Bassett can actually deliver a sequel that’s more compelling, nuanced, and spooky than the first Silent Hill movie – that’s another matter. The filmmaker’s mixed resume – coupled with the way this movie’s been drifting around, unable to attract an official distributor before now – doesn’t inspire loads of confidence. Still, best we wait and see some actual footage before passing further judgement…

As mentioned before, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D arrives in U.S. theaters (2D and 3D) on October 26, 2012.


Source: Open Road Films

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  1. so the lady in the first one is coming back? or is she dead?

    • it was like a dream that she was know hows happened to the characters in part one

  2. i think i’m one of the few fans who really liked the first movie.
    Still….part of me wonderders why in the world didnt they just use Silent Hill 2, one of the most well written games in the history of the craft,as the films story from the get go.
    Looking forward to what the second film shows us….even if “SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D” is quite possibly one of the worst names for a film ever :D

  3. This seems to revolve all around Silent Hill 2 the game. LOVE IT!

    • Silent Hill 3….Heather is the main protagonist in Silent Hill 3.

      • thank you Gallifryanjedi…my nerd radar was going nuts over that

  4. Hmm a fitting movie for the halloween season, count me in just do not delay the release

  5. I hope they include Robbie.

  6. I think the first one is easily the best video game to movie translation, it’s not necessarily the best movie but it certainly qualifies as disturbing, and it was well acted, so yeah I will see this sequel.

  7. I liked SilentHill but i think it should follow more of the games as having new main characters each time with different reasons for going to SilentHill, keeping the story fresh.
    None of the game characters should appear either, make the SilentHill movies follow their own chapter in the SilentHill storylines.

    • If they did that people would complain. An example example of a film franchise inspired by a game is Resident Evil. The films exist in a similar universe to the games and have some of the characters from it but tweaked to exist in the films universe. If Silent Hill changed it’s story and had characters that weren’t in the games people would automaically hate it and complain about it. Video game fans are nearly impossible to please when it come sto film adaptions next only to comic fans lol.

  8. I couldn’t even get past 20 minutes thats how bad that film was to me.But granted i never played the video game but it still was a dud even if i had.

  9. The Silent Hill movies are terrible and damaging to the franchise. They should have left SH alone after SH4, everything after that has been utter crap.