It's been nearly 15 years since the beloved Silent Hill video franchise was first adapted to film back in 2006, and almost a decade since that film's unnecessary sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation, hit the big screen. Despite the lackluster follow-up film, fans have been eagerly awaiting the franchise's return, in both film and game format. Well, we can now confirm that a new movie is happening, as the first film's director Christophe Gans has revealed that he's begun work on a new Silent Hill.
In a conversation with French site Allocine, Gans announced that he's not only working on a new Silent Hill, but that an adaptation of the video game Fatal Frame is also in the works!
"I have two horror film projects with [producer] Victor Hadida," Gans told the site. "I am working on the adaptation of the video game Project Zero (Fatal Frame). The film will take place in Japan. I especially don’t want to uproot the game from its Japanese haunted house setting. And we’re also working on a new Silent Hill."
He added, "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."
In regards to the new Silent Hill movie, I'm glad that it's back in the very capable hands of Gans, and as for Fatal Frame, I say it's about damn time! Plans for an American adaptation date all the way back to 2003!
This news comes after rumors of TWO new Silent Hill games being in development began circling the web.
However, in speaking with PCGamesN, a spokesperson for Konami stated, "We cannot share anything at this point, but we are listening to customer feedback and considering ways to provide the next title."
The last core entries in the Silent Hill video game franchise were Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill: Book of Memories in 2012. And as we all know, Silent Hills, which was being developed by Kojima Productions, was unfortunately cancelled back in 2015, presumably due to Hideo Kojima's leaving of Konami.