Silent Hill is something we all fondly remember and everyone is awaiting a return when it comes to it.
The man behind the very first Silent Hill movie, Christophe Gans asserts that Konami is in the process of reviving the entire franchise.
The French Movie and Game interviewed Christophe Gans who was the director behind the popular Silent Hill movie from 2006.
According to him:
“There are several games in development as we speak, there are several teams on it, with a big line of games” and that “[Konami] will revive the franchise, I think they were really impressed of the success of the remakes of Resident Evil that are evidently exceptional games.”
However, when Christophe Gans was confronted about the floating rumor that the studio behind the popular Layers of Fear and The Medium was developing a Silent Hills 2 game, he refused to answer properly and only gave a nod. In conjunction with this, he claimed several teams are working on these games.
Leaked artwork reportedly representing Bloober Team’s pitch for a Silent Hill 2 remake has already been shown. The CEO of the studio didn’t refute the claims, saying “We can’t comment on anything we are doing because we appreciate our relationship with our partners.“
However, there are some fans who are perhaps motivated by wishful thinking, believe Team Silent members who worked on the original games, such as composer/sound designer Akira Yamaoka and art director/monster designer Masahiro Ito, are also involved in a new Silent Hill project. Indie publisher Annapurna Interactive has reportedly been in talks with Konami.
Furthermore, when asked if he would be returning to direct the movie in the future, he claimed:
“In this second movie, I’ll try to explain that Silent Hill is a place that owes as much to the creatures that live there as what we project on the town. So I’ll enter into something way more psychological and way more psychoanalytic in order to try to make people understand that Silent Hill isn’t only this strange labyrinth that changes its form but also the projection of tortured and tormented souls and sometimes of extremely paradoxical feelings that can be between mad love and violence.”
While we wait for these rumors to materialize into a final game, you should try out Skyrim with friends.