A few years back, Brotherhood of The Wolf director Christophe Gans (and director of the first Silent Hill film adaptation) had mentioned plans to do another Silent Hill film, along with plans for an adaptation of Fatal Frame. Fast forward to today, and Gans has revealed that he now has a scripts in hand for both projects.
Speaking with Jeux Video (thanks, VGC), Gans revealed that he wrote the script during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and says that this new script will be unrelated to the previous two films. “I’m currently working on it,” the translated article reads. “There were the COVID-19 years which finally forced us to stay at home. I took the opportunity to write two scripts. The script for a new Silent Hill movie is totally independent from the two previous movies made and respects the way Silent Hill has evolved.”
In making the script independent from the previous entries, Gans likens the series to the Twilight Zone, in that it’s “a place where anything and everything can happen”.
Gans states that the Silent Hill script is for a film to be released in 2023. “I worked on a new Silent Hill which is a Silent Hill of the year 2023, since the film would be released next year… in 2023… and not a Silent Hill as I imagined it in 2006.”
“It is a Silent Hill for today’s audiences while being ultra respectful of the saga,” continues Gans. “I am aware that Silent Hill is a very great video game franchise and a work of art in the noble sense of the term. The people who thought up Silent Hill put a lot of their guts into it. To know them well, they are extremely honest people. For me, it was important to design a Silent Hill in the light of the current public.”
In addition, Gans mentioned the Fatal Frame project, which he aims to release in 2024 after the Silent Hill film. While Gans didn’t elaborate much on that project, he did say that the script was “ready”, having been written under supervision by the folks at Tecmo.