The movie tells the story of Silent Hill 3, but apparently not exactly the same way.
A fresh batch of images from the set of Silent Hill: Revelations 3D, a sequel to 2006's Silent Hill movie, has revealed some of what we can expect in the upcoming film. Not only are a there some old hands returning, like the faceless nurse monsters, there's also at least one brand new character that's never been seen in the Silent Hill franchise before.
The movie is loosely based on Silent Hill 3, starring Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason and Sean Bean as Chris Da Silva/Harry Mason. Much like the game, Heather discovers that she's not who she thought she was, and this revelation leads her to the cursed town of Silent Hill. Radha Mitchell and Deborah Kara Unger, who played Rose Da Silva and Dahlia Gillespie in the first movie respectively, will also appear in the Revelations.
In terms of new faces, Carrie Anne Moss, probably best known for playing Trinity in the Matrix movies, will play cult leader Claudia Wolf, who - as you can see from the pictures - has a certain fondness for wearing white. Malcolm McDowell, who sadly doesn't appear in the pictures, will play Leonard Wolf, Claudia's father, and Kit Harrington, who played Jon Snow in HBO's Game of Thrones will play Vincent.
There's also at least one completely new character, in the form of Suki. Nothing is known about the character, except that she is played by model Heather Marks. Of course, it's not the first time a Silent Hill movie has featured new characters: the first film's protagonist had never appeared in any of the games and was created expressly for the movie. As yet, there's no information about what her role in the movie will be.
The first Silent Hill movie was arguably one of the best videogame adaptations in recent years, even if it wasn't one of the most faithful, so hopefully the sequel will be of a similar calibre. The fact that it's going to be in 3D doesn't inspire a huge amount of confidence, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it will be a bad movie.
Silent Hill: Revelations 3D is set to hit theaters some time next year.