As we’ve previously reported, and despite a poor box office showing from the original, Silent Hill is getting a sequel titled Silent Hill Revelations. Shooting began on the project today in Toronto, and the casting of Heather Mason was finally announced as well. Heather will be played by relative-unknown Adelaide Clements, who is starring alongside Kit Harrington. The film is set to follow the video game Silent Hill 3’s plot. We’ve also received the first picture of Adelaide as Heather (which you can see in the gallery), and she does rather look the part, despite the gun. Gunplay, for those that aren’t fans of the video game, is not a big part of Silent Hill, nor should it be. You can read the press release, along with the official synopsis, below the cut.
While the first Silent Hill was dogcrap on the bottom of my shoes, I can’t help but be hopeful here. While I don’t know how they’re going to introduce Harry Mason’s daughter despite the fact that Harry hasn’t been present in the movie continuity yet, so that’s something to wonder about. The synopsis reads like it’s definitely possibly the movie will follow SH3 fairly closely, so we’ll have to see how things turn out. If they can nail the atmosphere, the oppressive, psychological dread of Silent Hill, then the rest doesn’t matter.
For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
RISING STARS ADELAIDE CLEMENS & KIT HARINGTON TO TOPLINE SAMUEL HADIDA & DON CARMODY’S SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D
FILM BASED ON THE BEST SELLING KONAMI VIDEOGAME FRANCHISE TO BEGIN LENSING TODAY IN TORONTO
Los Angeles, California – March 7, 2011: Davis Films producer Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody announced that rising star Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins : Wolverine, Vampire, Camilla Dickinson, Wasted on the Young, next starring in Mad Max: Fury Road) and Kit Harington (HBO’s upcoming series Game of Thrones) will top-line Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The film begins lensing in Toronto today and is directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch). International sales are being handled by Lionsgate.
Hadida and Carmody most recently produced Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Wentworth Miller. Past collaborations includeResident Evil: Apocalypse and the earlier Silent Hill.
Hadida said: “We are all excited to have the Silent Hill team reunited in Toronto. With Michael at the helm, we will be building on the first film and taking Silent Hillinto new territory with an exciting storyline and visuals that should grab both new audiences and fans of the Silent Hill franchise.”
Carmody added: “Adelaide is breaking out of the indie world with commercial features such as X-Men and the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road. She and Kit are emerging young talent and their chemistry and dynamics make them a brilliant addition to the Silent Hill team.”
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is based on the acclaimed survival horror videogame franchise by KONAMI and is the sequel to Hadida and Carmody’s earlier Silent Hilldirected by Christophe Gans. For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.