What new horrors lurk in the fog?
More progress on Return to Silent Hill–the sequel to the 2006 pic based on the Konami survival horror game–was reported this week by Deadline.
The sequel–being shopped at the American Film Market by The Veterans and CAA Media Finance–is prepping for shooting to start early next year, with casting currently underway.
The feature–directed by the returning Christophe Gans from a screenplay he wrote with Sandra Vo-Ahn and Will Schneider–is being produced by Victor Hadida.
Gans said the new film will draw on Silent Hill 2--one of the most popular storylines in the game series. The movie–described as a “psychological horror story”–reportedly will chronicle the story of James Sunderland’s search for his wife Mary in the foggy town of Silent Hill.
The 1999 Silent Hill video game used a third-person view with real-time renderings of 3-D environments, along with fog and darkness to muddle the graphics.
The first game follows Harry Mason as he searches for his missing adopted daughter in the fictional town of Silent Hill–and stumbles across a cult conducting a ritual to revive a deity it worships.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Return to Silent Hill.