Christophe Gans back behind the lens
Alongside the slew of new and old video games announced during yesterday’s Silent Hill Transmission live stream, Konami also revealed the existence of a brand new movie, Return to Silent Hill.
The live-action horror title will be directed by Christophe Gans, who was behind the lens for the original 2006 Silent Hill film adaptation — considered by many to be one of the better game-to-movie adaptations. Speaking in a short promo reel, which you can check out below, Gans revealed that the new film will be based upon the plot of 2001 game Silent Hill 2 — which is itself a fan favorite among the franchise’s dedicated community.
“This return is my return to a world, a universe I touched in 2006… 15 years ago,” recalls Gans in the clip. “The film was a great success and we decided to go back to the best of these stories…. Silent Hill 2. The film tells the story of a young guy coming back to Silent Hill, where he has known a great love [but] what he’s going to find is a pure nightmare.”
Konami also took the opportunity to officially announce a remake of Silent Hill 2 itself, which will be headed up by the horror gaming heads of Bloober Team. In fact, it was also suggested that Return to Silent Hill is something of a catalyst for the various incoming gaming efforts, with Konami hoping that the new film will inspire players to dive back into the digital fog of the cursed town.
Return to Silent Hill will begin shooting in early 2023.