There has been a lot of speculation in recent times as to what the future of the Silent Hill franchise looks like, as rumours of new games continue to surface. While we don't have anything to report on the game front right now, it does look like we might be getting a third Silent Hill movie in the not too distant future.
In an interview with the French website Jeux Video, as relayed and translated by VGC, director Christophe Gans stated that he wrote a script for a third Silent Hill film during the Covid-19 lockdown, and that this new film would be unrelated to his previous films, 2006's Silent Hill and 2012's Silent Hill: Revelation.
Gans said: “I’m working on it now. There were the Covid-19 years which finally forced us to stay home. I took the opportunity to write two scripts, [including] the script for a new Silent Hill movie that is totally independent from the two previous movies made and respects the way Silent Hill has evolved.”
Gans continued: “Most of the time, these are stand-alone stories. Silent Hill is a bit like The Twilight Zone, the fourth dimension, a place where anything and everything can happen. I worked on a new Silent Hill which is a Silent Hill of the year 2023 – because the film would be released next year – and not a Silent Hill as I imagined it in 2006. It is a Silent Hill for today’s audiences while being ultra respectful of the saga."
Whether the movie is set for a 2023 release, or Gans wrote the script with a 2023 release in mind is not entirely clear from the interview.
Gans added: “For me, it was important to design a Silent Hill for today’s audience. It’s clear that today’s horror movies don’t look like the horror movies of 2006, and so much the better. Not that the horror films of 2007 weren’t good, but every genre goes through an evolution."
We have a soft spot in our heart for that original Silent Hill movie in particular, which was genuinely pretty creepy. Are you excited about the prospect of a new film set in the terrifying universe of Silent Hill? Sound off in the comments section below.
This makes me want to rewatch the first one. I never saw the second one and would love to watch them in order. Hopefully this one comes out and does well!
The first movie is honestly pretty good. It’s not perfect by any means but it does a pretty good job of evoking the same atmosphere.
@nessisonett I never saw the movies but I’ll have to check out the first one!
First Silent Hill movie wasn't awful. I mean, the story was mediocre, and it made the familiar mistake of randomly dropping Pyramid Head in, but the imagery was evocative.
In the first movie, the sexy scary nurses scene was cool. Their look and erratic movements was nice.
I have no memory of seeing Revelation or not. The first movie was okay. I thought it was respectful of the source material and really tried to just be Silent Hill, but at the same time I still found the movie lacking. It still felt like a B movie.
The first was acceptable, the second convinced me there should not be a third. Was it a writer or a director of the second who was involved in a murder?
You know when you hear that "siren" sound...wether it be in game or in film you know you will be petrified lol..
I would decline his offer and give the film rights to Guellmo Del Toro, he is great horror director and is very passionate about Silent hills
yes more please i enjoyed these movies thought it was brilliant to see that last movies outro in to downpour.
@sonicmeerkat writer of the first movie was convicted of vehicular manslaughter
@BobbyDG I've also never seen the 2nd film, but remember enjoying the first! Here's hoping they do make the 3rd film.
@Z390 I would love to see Guillermo del Toro work on anything Silent Hills! It's a shame Kojima's game was canceled, Guillermo was going to be deeply involved in that project.
The second one was rubbish
First movie good. Second movie was a disaster
I'm still annoyed about the Silent Hill movies all these years later.
Both movies were terrible and I do not want another one. Silent Hill and Resident Evil work because they are Japanese writers imagining American towns. (This is why the original RE came off as cheesy, and it's brilliant.)
Tl;DR no thanks. the films are utter rubbish
First movie was really good and for some reason always gets snubbed when there's talk about "best video game adaptation", as short as that list is.
My biggest critique was the undeserved use of silent hill 2's monsters, just for recognitions sake, rather than having a physical manifestation of the protagonists fears & flaws.
Christophe Gans directed the first film, which was by far the better of the two movies
The first film is absolutely amazing, one of my favourite horror movies, the sequel... mostly horrendous garbage
This is exciting! I loved the first film, and the second wasn’t too bad either, if a bit too cheesy. Interested in what he’s thinking about for modern audiences… 🤔
Unrelated yeah because you killed everyone off!
Seriously though I loved those movies. Especially the first one.
Christophe only directed the first one. He had nothing to do with Revelation. A little unfair to drag his name into that mess.
@KidBoruto I’ll definitely watch the third one if it gets made.
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