It’s been 14 years since we first saw the first Silent Hill movie (and that truly brutal barbed-wired dismemberment scene). Though it’s been a long, foggy road, there’s good news for fans of the franchise. A new Silent Hill movie is in the works, along with a film adaptation of the Fatal Frame series.
Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf), who notably did not work on the less well-received Silent Hill movie sequel, is tackling both projects.
The news arrives via an interview Gans conducted with French site Allocine. Here’s the relevant bit translated to English:
I have two horror film projects with Victor Hadida. I am working on the adaptation of the video game Project Zero (known as Fatal Frame in the United States). 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. 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.
Be on the lookout for more concrete news on casting and release dates for both Silent Hill and Fatal Frame down the line.
On the video game front, Silent Hill has been on rocky ground. The unfortunate cancellation of Silent Hills led to Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus making the bizarre Death Stranding. And whether Konami is actually working on any Silent Hill games is still up in the air.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, the last entry in the camera-based horror series, came out for the Wii U back in 2014. Currently, there’s less than no word on any new titles in the franchise.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on the upcoming films and, hopefully, new games as it develops.