Producers Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody, fresh off their box office hit Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D, have re-teamed to create Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which is currently in pre-production. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will also reunite Davis Films producer Hadida with Michael J. Bassett (Deathwatch, Solomon Kane), who will direct the 3D film on location in Toronto this winter. Lionsgate is handling international sales at the upcoming AFM.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will again be based on the acclaimed survival horror videogame franchise by Konami, and is described as a sequel to Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill. For years, Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
Hadida said, “We have high expectations for this continuation of the franchise with our reunited Silent Hill production team. Michael was our natural choice to write and direct. He understands the genre, is passionate about the Silent Hill franchise, and will bring his considerable action picture skills to a fresh and thrilling insight of the Silent Hill 3D world.”
Carmody added, “Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D, Paranormal Activity 2, and Saw 3D show that global audiences have a continued thirst for the horror action genre. Silent Hill, like Resident Evil before it, is a beloved videogame, now becomes a successful film franchise that both encompasses and transcends the game world.”
Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane was screenwriter and director Michael J. Bassett’s last feature film. Bassett made his directorial debut with the atmospheric horror film Deathwatch starring Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis, which was set in the trenches of World War I.
Davis Films is known as one of the world’s leading independent production companies, having been directly involved in the production of over forty feature films.
Hadida’s first production was Tony Scott’s True Romance, which was based on a script by Quentin Tarantino. Hadida recently announced that he’s teaming up with Scott for a third time on a crime thriller starring Academy Award Nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2, The Expendables). Davis is also known for its successful adaptations of Japanese media, including Crying Freeman, with Christophe Gans directing, the Resident Evil franchise, and Silent Hill, also directed by Gans.