Silent Hill has been useless for years, killed off on account of developer Konami deciding to change focus from video video games to playing. However now that long-mouldering corpse is twitching, as the previous few weeks have seen many rumors that the venerable horror franchise is making a comeback. We’ve heard that Hideo Kojima’s cancelled Silent Hills mission is again in growth, that each Sony and Microsoft are fascinated about buying the IP and that there’s a brand new film within the works.
Sadly, speak of a brand new sport seems to be wishful pondering, with Konami saying that the rumors are “not true.” Nonetheless, it seems that not less than the movie may certainly be going forward. Director Christophe Gans has talked about at a pageant that he was engaged on a cinematic reboot of the property and that appears to be progressing properly, as we’ve heard from our sources – the identical ones who stated Han was returning to the Quick & Livid franchise and a brand new Scream film is in growth – that Star Trek, Dredd and The Boys‘ Karl City is being eyed for the position of Harry Mason. In the meantime, they’re additionally apparently trying to find somebody to play his adopted daughter, Heather Mason.
If that is so, then evidently the mission is taking inspiration from the 1999 PlayStation unique, which sees Harry journeying by way of the surreal and twisted city in quest of his daughter. Heather later goes on to star in Silent Hill 3 as a youngster and embarks on her personal terrifying journey. As such, casting rumors for each these characters slot in with the gossip that this shall be a reboot.
In any case, if this mission occurs, right here’s hoping it kicks off a reinvigoration of Silent Hill. As somebody who prefers psychological horror over the B-movie stylings of Resident Evil (although I really like each of them), it’s irritating to see Capcom’s franchise regularly going from energy to energy whereas Silent Hill stays inert.