Silent Hill: Revelations director reveals first details about the film

Michael J. Basset, director of the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelations, has revealed the first details about the long-awaited sequel to the 2006 Silent Hill movie.

"It’s early days, and I’m keeping details of the plot secret for now, but it’s going to be a sequel to the first film whilst trying to remain true to the plot of game 3, and will also work as a stand-alone movie for people who don’t know the series," said Basset in a recent interview.

Basset is taking his directing duties seriously - he's gone back into the classic Silent Hill game to familiarize himself with the mythos and lore, and taking bits and pieces to make it as interesting as possible.

"Of course, my choices may not please everyone, but the ambition is to give the audience a twisted, intense and terrifying experience, following a really interesting story, anchored by a terrific cast giving great performances," said the director.

Basset claims Silent Hill: Revelations will bring more class into the video game-based movie industry, which he admits is "rarely treated with respect." Of course, many directors have promised similar things and very few have ever succeeded.

[Source: Empire Online]

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  • Cleanser247 - November 17, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    I did enjoy the second, and played through numerous times!
  • RedAppolyon - November 17, 2010 9:05 p.m.

    The first Silent Hill was probably the scariest movie I have ever seen. I didn't sleep a wink that night. Needless to say that was years ago and now I think that movie is awesome and own a copy of it on DVD.
  • Syncmaster - November 17, 2010 1:37 p.m.

    he cant follow SH3, he already inverted everything from SH1 on the movie. and never ever left a clue that the girl escaped or whatever. I liked the first movie, the first half was perfect, now Im afraid this sequel will be a big cash in. if only he tried a stand alone episode, sequels not good.
  • pr0tostar - November 17, 2010 8:47 a.m.

    I... can't think of how they'll blend the plot of the first movie with 3, but I have faith that this will at least be enjoyable. This director at least has a clear head about adaptation and consults original members of Team Silent.
  • Clovin64 - November 17, 2010 6:34 a.m.

    The Silent Hill movie, while not great, was one of the better efforts at making videogame movies, also the third Silent Hill game sounds like a good source of inspiration. I'm too much of a SH2 fanboy to let a movie director attempt to bring a clumsy adaption of SH2's amazing plot to the big screen. But SH3? Its all good.
  • Zeipher - November 17, 2010 5:32 a.m.

    Why the hell wouldn't someone embrace the incredible plot of the second game?
  • DreamWeaverPL - November 17, 2010 4:06 a.m.

    "sequel to the first film whilst trying to remain true to the plot of game 3, and will also work as a stand-alone movie for people who don’t know the series" = it will be SHIT like the first one. The first Silent Hill movie could have been so much better than the game. Instead it raped the brilliant story and flashed some Pyramidhead and a couple of nurses for the opinionless fanboys to fap to. I expect nothing more of the new film.
  • PipBowl420 - November 17, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    first silent hill was pretty good, i liked it.. yet... it seemed to lack somethin that I totally couldn't figure out what it was.. :/
  • BigWillis - November 16, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    The first was pretty good, especially since it used a lot of the original soundtrack, however it did largely miss the point of the games. It should've been better paced, it didn't need to have Pyramid Head in it and messing around with the plot points just seemed completely uneccessary. Other than that though, it probably is the best game adaption out there, although that's not much of a claim. Also... '"will also work as a stand-alone movie for people who don’t know the series," said Basset in a recent interview.' You can comfortably play Silent Hill 1, 2, 3 or 4 as stand alone games anyway. I get the feeling this is his way of saying "yea, I'm making this a mass market appeal movie as a cash cow". Call me cynical but come on, this doesn't bode well, which really does bother me as such a fan of the games. Oh well, just got to grit my teeth I suppose.
  • CancerMan - November 16, 2010 11:08 p.m.

    First one was actually good by VG movie standards, took a dumb turn around the midpoint though. Would look forward to this if Resident Evil: Afterliife wasn't the most hilarious pile of shit I have ever seen (I could have literally written a better script myself).
  • apleasantguy - November 16, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    I like the start of the original film, but to me it lost it's way big time about a quarter of the way through, before descending into laughable Monty Python-esque 'Burn the witch' scenes. The visual art style was lovely however, but I hope this is better. It's easy to be skeptical about a VG Movie, but we'll see, I guess
  • paganpoet - November 16, 2010 10:05 p.m.

    I actually quite liked the Silent Hill film. I thought the atmosphere and effects were spot on, while also being an "alternate universe" telling of the story. Now let the haters hate.
  • Redeater - November 16, 2010 10:05 p.m.

    Loved the first one. Can't wait for the next one

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