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.