Back in 2006, one of the better video game adaptations was released, Silent Hill...
...Recently, Blood Disgusting learned that Silent Hill director Christophe Gans is not only working on an adaptation of video game Fatal Frame, but may also be working on a new Silent Hill film as well!
Gans spoke with French film site Allocine in an interview not long ago which was translated by Rely on Horror. In the interview, Gans said:
"I have two horror film projects with Victor Hadida. I am working on the adaptation of the video game 'Project Zero' (known as 'Fatal Frame' in the United States, editor’s note ). The film will take place in Japan. I especially don’t want to uproot the game from its Japanese haunted house setting. And we’re also working on a new 'Silent Hill'. The project will always be anchored in this atmosphere of a small American town, ravaged by Puritanism. I think it’s time to make a new one."
This is amazing news. We've loved Gans' work ever since the release of his film, Brotherhood of the Wolf, and we can't imagine anyone better than Gans to adapt the highly successful Fatal Frame series, a survival horror game in which players capture spirits with a camera. Gans' Silent Hill was one of the better video game adaptations that, while not perfect, was a good film that was well designed and faithful to the property.
Fatal Frame had a Japanese live-action adaptation released in 2014, so we're surprised there hasn't already been an American version.
By Matt Konopka