Anders Bergstrom's blog on Words, Films, and Music

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I've posted before about how movies based on video games suck. However, there are two projects that look hopeful, not only because they're based on quality source material, but also because the development teams went out and got real writers, real directors and are being put together with care. The first is Halo, being produced by Peter Jackson, screenplay by Alex Garland (28 Days Later) and now being directed by Guilermo del Toro (Hellboy, Blade II). Of course, Halo doesn't come out for another year and half, set for release in summer 2007.

But there's a film coming out this year that I'm pretty excited about, based on one of my favourite video games and definitely the most disturbing and frightening game ever. Welcome to Silent Hill! Brings chills to my spine! More exciting is the fact that Silent Hill is written by Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) and being directed by French director, Christophe Gans, whose underrated Le Pacte des loups (The Brotherhood of the Wolf) was fantastic. It stars Radha Mitchell (most recently seen in Woody Allen's Melinda & Melinda and as J. M. Barrie's wife in Finding Neverland), and most excitingly, everyone's favourite Sean Bean!

2 comments:

Adam said...

Thanks for the link, man! This film looks incredible! I've been anticipating it's release for a looong looong time...

GoldNboy said...

Anders, Silent Hill is good but it is not the most disturbing and frightening game ever. And it is definitely not the best. For sheer adrenaline rush and disturbing images, I would have to say the most grisly game ever is Condemned: Criminal Origins, and for the best horror game of all time, I think you know what I am going to say. Resident Evil 4 kicks Silent Hill back to Virginia. Also, I bought Resident Evil 4 so you will get to play it at one point in time. With that said, the movie looks interesting and definitely better most other video game movies. I am looking forward to Halo more though, it will rock.