New Director For Silent Hill Sequel

| 11 Apr 2009 13:24

Christophe Gans, director of 2006 Silent Hill, is unlikely to return for the sequel, according to actress Radha Mitchell.

Speaking in an interview with the website Bloody Disgusting, Mitchell spoke about long delayed Silent Hill 2. She said that the movie was still being 'kicked around' but would probably not see the return of director Christophe Gans.

"I don't think Christophe is attached," said Mitchell. "[That] is a shame because he's a nutter but he's so passionate about the game. I think he should do it if they do it again." Mitchell herself has expressed an interest in appearing in the movie - in a cameo role of course - as one of the myriad monsters that populate Silent Hill.

But is losing Gans such a bad thing? The Silent Hill movie was almost universally reviled by critics, and as Gans both directed and helped to write it, perhaps the sequel would do better without him? Silent Hill changed many of the details from the game, including significant changes to the main protagonist and the antagonist and added a critique of Christianity that seemed to be entirely Gans' own creation.

While the reactions of the cinema-going audiences have been a little kinder, Silent Hill is still a divisive movie, with some lauding its art direction; others lamenting the egregious liberties taken with the story; and some - like myself - doing both. Would a Silent Hill movie that followed the games more closely finally prove that videogame movies aren't all garbage?

With a decent director/writer combo, it just might.

Source: via 1up

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