Silent Hill 2 (Film) FAQS
When was 'Silent Hill 2' announced? What do we know so far?
On December 24, 2006, in an interview in dvdrama.com, Silent Hill Writer/Director Christophe Gans announced that Sony has officially ordered another installment of Silent Hill. Gans also stated that he'd like to come back to the franchise, if his current commitment to Onimusha doesn't bar him from participating. In the event that Gans isn't available to direct the film personally, he recommended that it be helmed by another European Director, preferably a fellow Frenchman. Gans also confirmed that Roger Avary will be back to write the script. An English language translation of Gans' interview can be found on Gamespot.
In 2007, the sequel has hit a major production snag, Gans has stated that he cannot be a part of the Silent Hill 2 project due to his involvement with Onimusha and Roger Avary stated in an interview basically that no Gans = no Avary involvement with the movie project. So the movie is currently moving forward without a writer or a director.
However, in an April, 2009 interview on ChuckPalahniuk.net, it was hinted that Avary might be returning to direct Silent Hill 2. For details, see the FAQ item "Will Roger Avary be involved with the sequel?" below. It has yet been unconfirmed whether Avary will return, if a screenplay exists or when shooting begins.
On September 15, 2009 it was confirmed that Roger Avary and Samuel Hadida were working on Silent Hill 2, and that filming would begin in 2010 after Resident Evil 4 wrapped. Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=59119
Will this be an adaptation of the game 'Silent Hill 2'?
Though both Gans and Avary said it was their intention to adapt Silent Hill 2 prior to the release of the first film, at the present time, this hasn't been confirmed. Since the announcement of Gans not being involved with this project, the above information can be considered speculation.
Is Roger Avary involved with the sequel?
Yes. Sony has officially hired Avary to write the sequel's script.
Is Neil Gaiman involved with writing the sequel?
No. Neil Gaiman announced on his blog that this was simply an internet rumor. The rumor stems from a mistranslation on a Silent Hill Fan Site, in which Gans actually said Roger Avary would be returning to write the script for Silent Hill 2 when he was finished with "his project with his friend Neil Gaiman". Gans was refering to Beowulf.
Any news on returning cast members?
While Radha Mitchell joked in a previous interview that she'd like to come back as a creature, at the present time, there is no news about any returning cast members.
What year will the crew start filming the movie "Silent Hill 2"?
Anyone else excited for this sequel? The first film I thought was great (until they main characters started getting involved with the church cult... then it was just ok). I'm hoping this movie will do he same thing for the movie franchise that SH2 did for the game franchise: expand upon what the predecessor did right and make it even more awesome.
What do you guys hope to see from the sequel?