Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Solomon Kane director heads to Silent Hill

Things are finally moving forward on a sequel to Christophe Gan's adaptation of the classic video game Silent Hill. I say finally because the first Silent Hill came out in 2006, which is long enough that you'd think the producers would shoot for a reboot instead.

I didn't mean that. Really. DON'T DO IT!

The good news is British director Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) has signed on to write and direct the picture, which is produced by Don Carmody and Samuel Hadida. We here in The Basement loved Solomon Kane, so this bodes well.

Bassett spoke with Empire about the film, which is entitled Silent Hill: Revelations 3D. OK, the 3D part is worrisome.

"I spent a long time revisiting the games and reading just about every little piece of material I could find on the mythology.  Of course, my choices may not please everyone, but the ambition is to give the audience a twisted, intense and terrifying experience..."

Sounds pretty good, despite not saying much. At least Bassett has the right idea and, judging from Solomon Kane, can handle action and scares in equal measure. The film lenses in Toronto this winter.

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