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Silent Hill 2 script

09.15.2009

Since the first SILENT HILL came out Roger Avary has been saying he had no interest in returning to write a sequel unless director Christophe Gans were returning. Trouble is Christophe Gans has no interest in returning. But somewhere along the way Avary must've changed his tune as today we get word that he has officially signed on to write SILENT HILL 2. So how'd they get him to return? While it wasn't mentioned in the article, the rumor is that Avary is attached to direct the film in addition to writing the script.

Before I saw the first film, I thought it had a lot of promise but then I actually saw the film and realized that promise was broken. Avary's a pretty talented dude but I'm not sure what he (or anyone for that matter) could bring to the SILENT HILL universe (for lack of a better word) though there have been something like seven games, books, comics and more all based on the series so I suppose there's plenty of material to draw from. The current plan for SILENT HILL 2 is to begin shooting after RESIDENT EVIL 4 wraps.

Extra Tidbit: The working title for SILENT HILL was CENTRALIA, the name of the real Pennsylvania town where it was filmed.
Source: THR

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7:38PM on 09/16/2009
The first movie was awesome! Without a doubt the best video game movie adaptation ever made. It literally looked like the game come to life. You can tell the director actually cared about the content and did research to stay true to the game. It's a pity it was received poorly. I'm excited that there will be a sequel, but disappointed that Christophe Gans isn't returning.
The first movie was awesome! Without a doubt the best video game movie adaptation ever made. It literally looked like the game come to life. You can tell the director actually cared about the content and did research to stay true to the game. It's a pity it was received poorly. I'm excited that there will be a sequel, but disappointed that Christophe Gans isn't returning.
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2:39PM on 09/16/2009

Silent Hill wasn't really bad at all...

Seriously, guys. Silent Hill wasn't that bad. I don't think it was bad period. The ending kind of sucked just because it was exposition overload, but other than that it was a pretty damn faithful game adaptation. It's up there in the top 5 best video game adaptations, in my opinion. Sure, maybe it's not as good as the games, but they got alot of things right about it and it deserves credit for that. The Resident Evil movies deserve all negative word of mouth, but not Silent Hill. Oh, and I
Seriously, guys. Silent Hill wasn't that bad. I don't think it was bad period. The ending kind of sucked just because it was exposition overload, but other than that it was a pretty damn faithful game adaptation. It's up there in the top 5 best video game adaptations, in my opinion. Sure, maybe it's not as good as the games, but they got alot of things right about it and it deserves credit for that. The Resident Evil movies deserve all negative word of mouth, but not Silent Hill. Oh, and I don't think they filmed in Centralia, they just based the idea of the town on it.
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4:20AM on 09/16/2009
Well, the first movie had lots of potential, but sucked. Then again, so did the first game. If the movie trend continues to follow the game trend, then this should be the greatest horror film of all time.
Well, the first movie had lots of potential, but sucked. Then again, so did the first game. If the movie trend continues to follow the game trend, then this should be the greatest horror film of all time.
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1:11AM on 09/16/2009
the first one was good...as an adaptation and for some really cool/creepy visuals. the plot and themes were decent too.
but the acting was horrendous. and that always turns me off from a movie.

the sequel will prob not turn out well if i had to guess but ill give it a shot
the first one was good...as an adaptation and for some really cool/creepy visuals. the plot and themes were decent too.
but the acting was horrendous. and that always turns me off from a movie.

the sequel will prob not turn out well if i had to guess but ill give it a shot
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4:55PM on 09/15/2009

AWESOME!

Loved the first movie (possibly my favorite horror film ever) and I've been waiting for news on sequel. I'm so glad to hear Avary is involved!
Loved the first movie (possibly my favorite horror film ever) and I've been waiting for news on sequel. I'm so glad to hear Avary is involved!
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3:53PM on 09/15/2009

Screw this

This is the guy that ruined Silent Hill's movie potential. Now he's involved with part 2? Great.
This is the guy that ruined Silent Hill's movie potential. Now he's involved with part 2? Great.
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3:37PM on 09/15/2009

Computer game movies...

There hasn't been a good movie adapted from a computer game, yes silent hill has been the best, but the movie is still just a turd floating in a sea of diorhea. They're computer games, it's a totally different medium so they're not going to work as films.
There hasn't been a good movie adapted from a computer game, yes silent hill has been the best, but the movie is still just a turd floating in a sea of diorhea. They're computer games, it's a totally different medium so they're not going to work as films.
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2:41PM on 09/15/2009
Yeah, I wasn't too crazy about the first film. Love the games though. As J. Burton said below, how the hell will Avary direct this from his jail cell?
Yeah, I wasn't too crazy about the first film. Love the games though. As J. Burton said below, how the hell will Avary direct this from his jail cell?
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1:35PM on 09/15/2009
Even though SH the movie isn't as creepy as any of the games, it is just as psychological. And even if it doesn't adhere very firmly to the story, it is a strong story all on its own. SH manages to be my most-watched DVD. As for the next movie, I think a good way to up the ante would be to match the eeriness of the second game, while not necessarily following that game's story.
Even though SH the movie isn't as creepy as any of the games, it is just as psychological. And even if it doesn't adhere very firmly to the story, it is a strong story all on its own. SH manages to be my most-watched DVD. As for the next movie, I think a good way to up the ante would be to match the eeriness of the second game, while not necessarily following that game's story.
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12:41PM on 09/15/2009

Wait...

Roger Avery (Stuntman Mike) was recently in the news for killing someone with his car and is going to prison. He pleaded GUILTY and will be SENTENCED on Sept 29th. How is he going to direct a movie anytime soon?
Roger Avery (Stuntman Mike) was recently in the news for killing someone with his car and is going to prison. He pleaded GUILTY and will be SENTENCED on Sept 29th. How is he going to direct a movie anytime soon?
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11:34AM on 09/15/2009
Yea, that disappointing flick was shot in Brampton and Brantford, about 20min from where I lives.

Had they stuck tight to the story of the game, it would have been one fucking scary ass movie... guess that's why they fucked it up eh?
Yea, that disappointing flick was shot in Brampton and Brantford, about 20min from where I lives.

Had they stuck tight to the story of the game, it would have been one fucking scary ass movie... guess that's why they fucked it up eh?
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11:16AM on 09/15/2009

I don't get it

Why is it so hard to base a movie _directy_ on a game? The frist Silent Hill on PSX had Harry Mason with a great story. Why couldn't that story, with that character, have been told in a live action film? Why?

The actual film didn't live up to my expectations. And now the sequel will be just as loosely based on the franchise.
Why is it so hard to base a movie _directy_ on a game? The frist Silent Hill on PSX had Harry Mason with a great story. Why couldn't that story, with that character, have been told in a live action film? Why?

The actual film didn't live up to my expectations. And now the sequel will be just as loosely based on the franchise.
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10:38AM on 09/15/2009

Awesome

I totally loved the first movie. The ending in the church was genius! It totally rocked, one of the best horror films of the decade and maybe the best video game adaptation to date. I'm totally fine with Avary directing, as long as he keeps the mood!
I totally loved the first movie. The ending in the church was genius! It totally rocked, one of the best horror films of the decade and maybe the best video game adaptation to date. I'm totally fine with Avary directing, as long as he keeps the mood!
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10:13AM on 09/15/2009
The game Silent Hill 2 has one of the better stories in video games. If they can get that kind of story into the movie, it really could be great.
The game Silent Hill 2 has one of the better stories in video games. If they can get that kind of story into the movie, it really could be great.
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9:54AM on 09/15/2009

Extra Tidbit Wrong

The movie was NOT filmed in Centralia, as that'd be next to impossible - save for a handful of quick shots. The ground there is literally unstable and unsafe to walk on, and at any moment could potentially crumble beneath you and drop you into a firey hellpit. I live near it, I know it, and trust me they didn't film the movie there.

The story they wrote for the movie was simply inspired VERY loosely by the town of Centralia.
The movie was NOT filmed in Centralia, as that'd be next to impossible - save for a handful of quick shots. The ground there is literally unstable and unsafe to walk on, and at any moment could potentially crumble beneath you and drop you into a firey hellpit. I live near it, I know it, and trust me they didn't film the movie there.

The story they wrote for the movie was simply inspired VERY loosely by the town of Centralia.
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9:32AM on 09/15/2009

great

The first movie was one the best video game movies ever. It kept the mood and feel of the first games. I hope Gans changes his mnd too.
The first movie was one the best video game movies ever. It kept the mood and feel of the first games. I hope Gans changes his mnd too.
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