Christophe Gans’ 2006 video-game adaptation Silent Hill was not entirely successful, but it wasn’t terrible either (Sean Bean’s accent notwithstanding), so it is with moderate enthusiasm that we welcome the news of the sequel. Titled Silent Hill: Revelations and incorporating elements from the third game’s storyline, the film will be written and directed by Solomon Kane helmer Michael J. Bassett, though it is unknown whether his screenplay will draw on Roger Avary’s ideas. Avary wrote the original film but has had (unrelated) legal troubles since, and is not attached to this sequel at present. The film will be shot in native 3D, which is the most underwhelming part of the reveal.
Fans of the games and of the first film will surely be glad that development on this delayed sequel finally seems to be gaining some momentum. Whether the final product will justify their excitement remains to be seen.