It has been almost 14 years since the 'Silent Hill' franchise hit the screen and finally, a third movie is coming from the original director himself.
Original Silent Hill movie director Christophe Gans has announced he's making not one but two new video game-themed movies based on Silent Hill and the other one is based on the unsettling Japanese horror series, Project Zero. The 2006 Silent Hill movie was written and directed by Gans, but the 2012 sequel of the movie was made by Michael J. Bassett.
Talking to a French publication Allocine, Gans informed fans that the development for the third movie has already begun. He said, "I have two horror film projects with Victor Hadida. I am working on the adaptation of the video game Project Zero (Fatal Frame). The film will take place in Japan. I certainly don't want to uproot the game from its Japanese haunted house setting. And we're also working on a new Silent Hill. The project will always be anchored in this atmosphere of a small American town, ravaged by Puritanism. I think it's time to make a new one."
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Gans described his experience of working on the 2006 Silent Hill as 'beautiful' and the studio gave him a free rein to make the movie he wanted to make. As for Fatal Frame, a Japanese live-action movie, released in 2014, Gans plans on making a movie version for American audiences. The plan has been there since 2003 and needless to say that it's a long time coming.
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The first Silent Hill movie was inspired by the original video game. According to movieweb, "The movie follows Radha Mitchell as a young mother looking for her lost daughter in a foggy ghost town." While the film was a success among cine-goers, critics had mixed reviews about it. The movie starred Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates, Laurie Holden, and Sean Bean.
Gans is also planning to make a movie based on video game Project Zero. For its American release, it will be known as Fatal Frame. In 2003, it was announced that a movie adaptation was in the works at DreamWorks, but the project has since been stalled, well, until now.