A third Silent Hill movie is in the works from the first movie’s director, Christophe Gans. The new movie will apparently be unrelated to the 2006 and 2012 Silent Hill movies, instead telling an original story. Speaking in a recent interview, Gans also confirmed that he had already completed the script for it during lockdown.
Talking to Jeux Video (translated by VGC), Gans confirmed that he had completed the script for a new Silent Hill movie, though it won’t be connected to 2006’s Silent Hill or 2012’s Silent Hill: Revelations. He talked about changing the story given the game series’ tendency to contain isolated narratives, as well as how audiences would receive a new movie entry today.
Gans full comment on the next Silent Hill movie reads:
“I’m working on it now. There were the Covid-19 years which finally forced us to stay home. I took the opportunity to write two scripts, [including] the script for a new Silent Hill movie that is totally independent from the two previous movies made and respects the way Silent Hill has evolved.
Most of the time, these are stand-alone stories. Silent Hill is a bit like The Twilight Zone, the fourth dimension, a place where anything and everything can happen. I worked on a new Silent Hill which is a Silent Hill of the year 2023 – because the film would be released next year – and not a Silent Hill as I imagined it in 2006. It is a Silent Hill for today’s audiences while being ultra respectful of the saga.”
Despite mentioning the year 2023, it’s not yet known if the movie is scheduled to release in that year or if he simply wrote the script with a 2023 release in mind. No studio has officially greenlit the movie yet. Gans continued:
“I’m aware that Silent Hill is a very big video game franchise, and a work of art in the noble sense of the word. The people who thought up Silent Hill put a lot of their guts into it. If I know them well, they are people of great integrity.
For me, it was important to design a Silent Hill for today’s audience. It’s clear that today’s horror movies don’t look like the horror movies of 2006, and so much the better. Not that the horror films of 2007 weren’t good, but every genre goes through an evolution.”
Coincidentally, this also comes in light of several reports claiming that multiple Silent Hill video game projects are in development at different studios. One of them is rumoured to be a Silent Hill 2 remake under The Medium developer Bloober Team, while Annapurna Interactive might be working on an episodic title. The third apparently comes from a “prominent Japanese developer”, though we’ll surely know more in the months to come.
Source: Jeux Video