Silent Hill film sequel now shooting, first photo of Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason released

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the sequel to the series' inceptive 2006 film adaptation, began 'lensing' in Toronto today, and with the film's long-awaited commencement come the first casting details and a production shot. The press release announces Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Vampire) and Kit Harington (HBO's Game of Thrones) as the film's headliners, and Michael J. Bassett, who most recently called the shots on 2009's Solomon Kane, as its director.

Above: The first shot of Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason, the protagonist of Silent Hill 3

The film's producers, Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody, most recently produced Resident Evil: Afterlife, and have previously collaborated on Resident Evil: Apocalypse and the original Silent Hill film.

"Adelaide is breaking out of the indie world with commercial features such as X-Men and the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road. She and Kit are emerging young talent, and their chemistry and dynamics make them a brilliant addition to the Silent Hill team," said Carmody in the statement.

The press release also offers a brief synopsis of the film:

"For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever."

Did you like the first Silent Hill movie? Do you like Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason? She certainly has the look down, no?

Mar 7, 2011


  • oryandymackie - March 8, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    'The film's producers, Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody, most recently produced Resident Evil: Afterlife, and have previously collaborated on Resident Evil: Apocalypse and the original Silent Hill film.' Uh oh.
  • bass88 - March 8, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    @cart00n I was worried when Christophe Gans was leaving the movies as I felt he was the reason the first film turned out alright (terrible script, great director). However, having seen Solomon Kane I believe Michael J. Bassett is a great successor to Gans. Plus, I remember reading a short interview with Bassett where he criticised the first film (terrible writing is what he blamed). He said that he abandoned the script he was given for the Silent Hill sequel and decided to write it himself. So, it could be good.
  • robertpopovic - March 8, 2011 11:35 a.m.

    Like said before, I don't think the chosen actress really fits as a Heather Mason. However, if they ever decide to make a Parasite Eve movie she'd be spot-on for playing Aya Brea
  • cart00n - March 8, 2011 7:16 a.m.

    I actually OWN the first one, it captured the spirit of the games beautifully in my opinion. It was also gorgeous to look at, and pretty darn frightening in places. However, without Cristof Gans' involvement, I'm a little leery - he really brought out the whole look and feel of SH's hellside...
  • quincytheodore - March 8, 2011 6:20 a.m.

    Man... They better not ruin this.. Heather is one of the genuine char of gaming, not depending on massive racks or gigantic thighs.. It'll be a shame to ruin her. Butt if they were to eventually inevitably ruin her, make sure Heather has massive racks or gigantic thighs. At least it will be amusing, not emo inducing.
  • kyle94 - March 8, 2011 5:51 a.m.

    The first movie only got a few things right. It got the atmosphere right. It got the look right, especially in the beginning. It felt true to Silent parts. The story, while I understand why they would want to do something different, I didn't like. They changed characters to make them not the main bloody villains, they needlessly changed the gender of the protagonist when it didn't add anything, they changed names for no reason at all, etc. Not to mention they decided to also follow the husband, and that was a no-no to me. The point of bloody Silent Hill is isolation. You're alone for the most part, trapped in a town, with the fog pressing down on you. If you want to make a Silent Hill movie, show the isolation of the main character and stick to it! By taking the audience out of the town, they mess up the entire feeling of isolation. It loses it's pacing and tension. The audience no longer sympathizes with the main character, surrounded by fog and shadows. Instead the audience is kicked out of that mood and follows the husband in the normal world as he talks to people and wonders where his wife is. It doesn't add anything to the story and it actually messes up the mood. Honestly, if they stay almost completely true to the story and realize where the true horror of Silent Hill comes from, then I'll love the movie. Hell, a part of me just wants them to recreate most of the game scene by scene and not take any departures at all.
  • Sy87 - March 8, 2011 1:58 a.m.

    As long as it turns out as descent as the first Silent Hill movie it should be fun to watch. Just no crap that they did to the Resident Evil movies. Honestly the RE movies suck. I enjoyed the Silent Hill adapt. All I know is I want creepy area, cute girl going against horrific evil creatures, lots of gore and blood, and the ultimate enemy a Giant Evil Bloody Bunny. I do love horror movies so fill my need.
  • phoenix_wings - March 8, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    Hated the Silent Hill movie. Tried to pretend that it was alright, but in the end I came to the conclusion that it just wasn't good. Sure, you can use the games' soundtrack and pick different enemies from the game, but that doesn't mean that they have any reason for being there (i.e. Pyramid Head) other than for fan service and/or added gore. I really hope this one is better. *crosses fingers*
  • Clovin64 - March 8, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    The first Silent Hill movie was far from perfect, but its still probably the best videogame-movie adaptation I've ever seen. Like Redeater said, it did a fine job of capturing the atmosphere and the inclusion of Akira Yamoaka's soundtrack made me one happy zombie bunny. Although, that girl doesnt have the greasy hair or red bleary eyes to play Heather...
  • Redeater - March 8, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    I really REALLY liked the first movie. I thought it captured the atmosphere perfectly. I really hope they get the second one right as well.
  • IceBlueKirby - March 8, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    The first movie was pretty damn good and I'm happy to see that the sequel is following the events of Silent Hill 3 (or at least using them as the groundwork) because SH3 is my favorite in the series. I'll definitely want to see this in theaters when it comes out, something I rarely do.
  • conqueso - March 7, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Was it the best of the video game adapts, maybe compared to what that bastard Boll believes is a "movie". I was a fan of the first and look forward to this one.
  • dagresham112288 - March 7, 2011 11:33 p.m.

    @RicePuddingUK - I agree. Unlike Resident Evil and other films based on games kind of mess up Hollywood and Video games. Tomb Raider wasn't so bad. But, I'm sure this second Silent Hill movie might turn up good. Although, Prince of Persia was ok. The story was a bit confusing. But, it was fine.
  • Deadstitch - March 7, 2011 11:31 p.m.

    I, for one, Loved the first movie. yeah, it could have been "better" in some ways, but iw as good in so many others. I'm looking foward to this one!
  • RicePuddingUK - March 7, 2011 11:18 p.m.

    Silent Hill is the only Video Game Film Adaption I enjoyed, Sure they switched the characters a little bit but they stayed SO true to the formula, they even used the games soundtrack!
  • batmanboy11 - March 7, 2011 11:18 p.m.

    I hope it doesn't suck...
  • NightCrawler_358 - March 7, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    The first movie really sucked IMO. probably won't even see this one. Also, this girl is spot on to play Lightening from FFXIII. (not that that'd be a good movie either.
  • SUSMaker9 - March 7, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    I was worried about the producers, since the did Resident Evil: Afterlife. After reading that they did collab work on the original film, I felt at ease. This is looking good so far.

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