Casting has been revealed for the next Silent Hill movie, which is set to begin filming next month.
Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Hannah Emily Anderson (Jigsaw) will direct Return To Silent Hill, which will be based on the video game Silent Hill 2, reports the website Deadline.
Filming will be clandestine next month in Germany and Eastern Europe, directed by original Silent Hill director Christophe Gans. According to the official synopsis, the film will follow James (Irvine), a man torn apart after being separated from his true love (Anderson).
When a mysterious letter calls him back to Silent Hill in search of her, he finds a once recognizable town transformed by an unknown evil.
“As James descends deeper into the darkness, he encounters terrifying figures, both familiar and new, and begins to question his own sanity as he struggles to make sense of reality and hold on long enough to save his lost love.” .
Director Gans said in a statement: “Return to Silent Hill is a mythological love story about someone so deeply in love that they are willing to go to hell to save someone.
“I am delighted that the wonderful talents of Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson will take us on this journey into a world of psychological horror that I hope will satisfy and surprise Silent Hill fans.”
Producer Victor Hadida added: “Christophe and I have been working closely with our partners at Konami, as they update the game, to also create a version of Silent Hill for today’s theater audiences.
“You will still find the iconic monsters, but there will also be new skins. We are confident that this new movie and Konami’s updated game together will propel the franchise forward for years to come.”