Cameras roll on ‘Silent Hill’ sequel

‘Silent Hill 2: Revelations”, which will be shot in 3D , is starting production this week in Toronto. So far, none of the cast from the 2005 original film will return. Nerd Reactor gives us the update:

Silent Hill 2, or Revelation 3D, starting principal photography today in Toronto, Canada. The movie is being directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane).

Silent Hill: Revelation follows the story of the third Silent Hill game, Silent Hill 3. Heather Mason (spoiler much?) has been getting nightmares that would then lead her into the town of Silent Hill and the mystery of her father’s disappearance.

Also , a quick promo still of one of the lead actresses, Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) who plays the lead character Heather Mason has been released. A girl with a gun. Woo-Hoo!

I actually liked the first film, even if some of it reminded me a bit of John Carpenter’s In The Mouth Of Madness, but everytime I defended Hill, I would hear the same bullcrap from ‘the fans; who those who didn’t like the film “Play the game, you’ll get it” But I didn’t play the game and I got it. So I don’t get it.

But the sequel has me a bit concerned. Clearly it is going to follow in the footsteps of the video games. That’s a red flag for me. I find that line of thinking limiting and boxed in. Second, the director’s much ballyhooed ‘Solomon Kane’ hasn’t been released in North America. While the previous director, Christophe Gans also had a largely unseen ‘Crying Freeman’, at *least* he had “Brotherhood Of The Wolf”, a film which I thouught was nearly outstanding foe an interesting mix of genres.

And then there’s the lead actress Adelaide Clemens. I have trouble placing her from Wolverine, she must have been onscreen for a minute or less. Nothing wrong with new and up and coming actors, but …I’m getting a bad vibe about this.

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