Jeremy Irvine (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, War Horse) and Hannah Emily Anderson (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Jigsaw) are set to star in the upcoming sequel, Return to Silent Hill.
Christophe Gans (Beauty and the Beast, Brotherhood of The Wolf), director of the first Silent Hill feature, is returning to direct the new installment of the hit film franchise.
Written by Gans, Sandra Vo-Anh (Beauty and the Beast), and William Josef Schneider, Return to Silent Hill is based on the game Silent Hill II, the second and most popular game in KONAMI’s video game series.
The film follows James, a man broken after being separated from his one true love. When a mysterious letter calls him back to Silent Hill in search of her, he finds a once-recognizable town transformed by an unknown evil. As James descends deeper into the darkness, he encounters terrifying figures, both familiar and new. He begins to question his own sanity as he struggles to make sense of reality and hold on long enough to save his lost love.
Victor Hadida produces the film (upcoming The Crow starring Bill Skarsgård, Resident Evil, and Silent Hill franchises) under his Davis Films banner. Also behind the production are Hassell Free Productions’ Molly Hassell (upcoming The Crow starring Bill Skarsgård).
Production for Return to Silent Hill is set to begin this April in Germany and Eastern Europe. The Veterans are handling international sales, with CAA Media Financing repping domestic rights.
“Return to Silent Hill is a mythological love story about someone so deeply in love, they’re willing to go to hell to save someone,” explained director Christophe Gans. “I’m delighted to have the wonderful talents of both Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson take us on this journey into a psychological horror world that I hope will both satisfy and surprise fans of SILENT HILL.”
“Christophe and I have been working closely with our partners at KONAMI, as they update the video game, to also create a version of SILENT HILL for the theatrical audiences of today,” said producer Victor Hadida. “You will still find the iconic monsters – but there will also be new designs. We are confident that this new film and KONAMI’s updated game together will propel the SILENT HILL franchise forward for years to come.”