A new Silent Hill movie could be released as early as next year, according to Christopher Gans, the director of the original 2006 film, who discussed the upcoming project in a new interview with French gaming site Jeux Video. The new movie is reportedly “a reboot of the saga,” meaning that it is unlikely to feature any of the actors from Silent Hill and its sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation, which was shot in 3D and released in 2012. Reports of Gans penning the script to a new Silent Hill movie initially surfaced in 2020, and Konami is said to be supervising the project. Gans has also hinted at a potential 4K remaster of 2006’s Silent Hill.
I’m currently working on it. There were the Covid-19 years which finally forced us to stay at home. I took the opportunity to write two scripts. The script for a new Silent Hill movie that is completely independent from the two previous movies made and respects the way Silent Hill has evolved. Most of the time, these are stand-alone stories. Silent Hill is a bit like 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 since the film would be released next year… in 2023… 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. I am aware that Silent Hill is a very great video game franchise and a work of art in the noble sense of the term. The people who thought up SIlent Hill put a lot of their guts into it. To know them well, they are extremely honest people. For me, it was important to design a Silent Hill in the light of the current public. It is clear that today’s horror cinema no longer resembles the horror cinema of 2006. Good for that matter. Not that 2007 horror cinema wasn’t good, but every genre is going through an evolution. I’m trying to take into account what I’ve been able to see recently, which is more original and more surprising in terms of horror films, and to see if in Silent Hill there are the seeds, or even the expression of that. Silent Hill has always been a game beyond the norm and ahead of its time.
Source: Jeux Video