Updates on Silent Hill 2 & Paul W.S. Anderson's Three Musketeers
A few of our friends are currently up in Toronto visiting the set of Resident Evil: Afterlife, which is being directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, and they got some updates on various projects that he's either directing or producing. First up, STYD talked with special makeup effects designer Paul Jones about Silent Hill 2, which has been in development for a while. "It's going to be pretty crazy. There's a lot of cool stuff in there. Roger (Avary) has some awesome ideas and hopefully we're going to bring that to fruition sometime next year," Jones revealed. There's also another new update on Anderson's The Three Musteketeers 3D as well.
In regards to Silent Hill 2, our last update was in September, which is when we reported that writer Roger Avary and producer Samuel Hadida would both be back in their original roles. But besides that, we haven't heard about a start date or director or anything like that, but this update might be a good sign that it'll actually start shooting next year. Let's not forget that Roger Avary is still tweeting from prison, so I assume this will pick up once he gets released. In the meantime, we'll jump to another Paul W.S. Anderson project.
Producer Jeremy Bolt also talked to a few sites (ComingSoon, Collider, UGO) and confirmed that Paul W.S. Anderson himself would be directing The Three Musteketeers 3D. This project was also first announced in September and is supposed to be a modernized version of the classic Three Musketeers story, but still set in the 18th century. Bolt revealed that they're aiming to start shooting in September of 2010 with an $80+ million budget. It will be "an action film with romance and have a contemporary feel" and be shot in 3D. Also, the Musketeers will be "packing" weapons but they'll be "indicative of the time it's set in" (phew!).
I'm not really that excited for either of these projects, but maybe it's too early to even be excited anyway. And speaking of even more Paul W.S. Anderson projects, SpoilerTV has a casting breakdown for the Death Race prequel we first heard about in August. It's now supposedly titled Death Race: Frankenstein Lives and is looking to start shooting soon (I'm assuming after they finish Resident Evil: Afterlife). Though I'm wondering - is Paul W.S. Anderson getting better or worse at directing? Or should he just stop entirely?
Reader Feedback - 26 Comments
Your crazy Alex, Silent Hill is amazing but that's just my opinion. One of the best new horror movies so far. I'm pumped!
Caitie on Nov 13, 2009
i really liked the atmosphere in first SH. i thought they captured the mood of the game very well. if they can make the story (of SH2) a litttle deeper, it'll be a winner.
beavis on Nov 13, 2009
hope sh2 focuses on Sean Bean's character
nelson on Nov 13, 2009
I agree with #2. The atmosphere was there, just needed a stronger story.
Sabes on Nov 13, 2009
Yeah, Silent Hill was creepy as hell. I'm looking forward to a sequel.
ebbie on Nov 13, 2009
I'm for SH2 and if Bean's character is in it, I would love to see him venture into Silent Hill, in an attempt to find the wife and kid, but the first ending is actually very good, with the selfish keepings of Alessia, she kept Rose all too herself and forsakening the outside world. But if they can write the story about Sean Bean's character trying to understand what the hell happened then I'm for it.
xerxex on Nov 13, 2009
Silent Hill is the only video game to film that has actually worked. I cannot wait for the sequel I will guarantee a movie ticket purchase here!
Link1983 on Nov 13, 2009
Silent Hill 1 was perfect i hope 2 is as well
DoomCanoe on Nov 13, 2009
silent hill 1 was one of the worst movies of all time, let alone horror movies. everything about it from the cinematography to the direction to, especially, the script. why anyone would be excited for a second rate sequel to a second rate film of a mediocre video game is beyond me.
Josh on Nov 13, 2009
silent hill was awesome. i enjoyed it very much. yes, the story had room for improvement, but imo, it was a pretty good film. i can't wait to see sh2. i hope it will be darker sequel.
Major Kusanagi on Nov 13, 2009
So, nothing on "Castlevania"? I heard he was producing it...
Ajax on Nov 13, 2009
@9 Josh hows it feel to be alone on your opinion? SH was very well done, and it remains the only video game movie to stay extremely close to the source material.
Xerxex on Nov 13, 2009
it doesnt matter how close it stays to the source material if the source material sucks
Josh on Nov 13, 2009
Silent Hill was awesome! Not scary at all like the game is but it's a totally different perspective. Still, I felt they kept with the game well and had a decent story. Hopefully a stronger one will be with the second.
Tra la la la la di da on Nov 13, 2009
oh okay you didn't like the games, so no matter what you weren't going to like the film?
xerxex on Nov 13, 2009
If Silent Hill 2 is at least as good as the original, I'll see it in theatres for sure.
Dark Fist on Nov 14, 2009
Too much projects in a record time, these guys should take it easy and starting making movies in a wise way there is no need to rush a project if you wanted to succeed...
Fisherr on Nov 14, 2009
I liked SH, can't wait to see the 2nd
heN.rY, on Nov 14, 2009
i didnt say i didnt like the game. the game was fun, thin, uninspiring story and all... there are just some things that shouldn't be made into movies
Josh on Nov 14, 2009
Silent Hill = underrated. Not the greatest of its genre, but way better than I had ever imagined. Silent Hill 2 = WANT
Golgo 13 on Nov 14, 2009
I would love to see this made I remember going to see the first film and there were moments where i had to check if i had my controller, cause it felt like i was playing the game.
Justin Case on Nov 14, 2009
silent hill was probably one of the most fked up movies ive ever seen and actually loved story wise. i dislike horror flicks entirely but there just was something about it. Its also the only game to movie adaptation that turned out to be an A+ movie, just short of a triple A remark (in terms of game movies). Lets hope #2 has the same kind of feel and story.
Buggy166 on Nov 14, 2009
can't wait for silent hill 2
Chris H on Nov 14, 2009
I concur, SH was a creepy as hell movie, felt like I was playing Silent Hill 2(or was it 3?) all over again. And lets not forget: there is a demon that grabs a woman by the chest, rips off all her clothes in one twist, then it grabs her naked chest(she is now totally nude) and in the same type of twist rips off all her skin. Wow.......you don't see that everyday, even as a horror fan who has thousands of movies in the back of his mind 🙂
David Banner on Nov 15, 2009
Silent Hill was the best video game movie to date. I hope the movie sequel is like the sequel to the game following James Sunderland, looking for his wife. That game was near perfect.
Russell on Nov 16, 2009
Please stop feeding the troll a.k.a. Josh.
Cody on Nov 16, 2009
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