Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
A 3-D live-action film based on “Silent Hill,” the Konami Digital Entertainment Co. horror-adventure videogame, will be released, the game publisher said.
“Silent Hill: Revelation 3D,” the second film based on the best-selling game, is being produced by Davis Films of the United States, the company added.
The first “Silent Hill” flick was released in 2006, taking the top spot on the U.S. weekend box office chart, grossing roughly $50 million (4 billion yen) worldwide. Its huge success ensured a sequel. The 3-D version is certain to be even more frightening.
Produced by Samuel Hadida (“Resident Evil” franchise and “True Romance”), the film is being directed by Michael J. Bassett (“Deathwatch” and “Wilderness”). Added to the cast this time round are Adelaide Clemens, best known for her role in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and Kit Harington.
The “Silent Hill” videogame was first released in March 1999. The player’s avatar fights for survival against a slew of monsters plaguing a town called Silent Hill in northeastern United States.
The series is popular both in Japan and around the globe, selling at least 7.3 million copies worldwide.
Action and horror flicks based on videogame titles have seen much success in recent years, such as Hadida’s “Resident Evil” series.
There has been a surge to produce films from similar popular game series. This month, it was announced that “Devil May Cry” from Capcom Co. and “Tomb Raider” from Square Enix Co.’s Eidos label will be made into films.
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