Return to Silent Hill, actors of the two main characters and the plot of the film unveiled
A new report from Deadline has revealed who the main characters will be and the first details about the plot of Return to Silent Hill, the new film in the Silent Hill series.
Apparently, Jeremy Irvine, known for his role in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, and Hannah Emily Anderson will take the roles of the film’s main characters. Filming on the project, which will mark the return of Silent Hill director Christophe Gans, will begin next month in Germany and Eastern Europe. Written by Gans, Sandra Vo-Anh and William Josef Schneider, the film is based on Silent Hill 2.
Return to Silent Hill will follow the story of James (played by Irvine), a broken man after the separation from his one true love (Anderson). When a mysterious letter calls him back to Silent Hill to search for her, he finds a once-recognizable town transformed by an unknown evil. Descending deeper and deeper into darkness, James encounters terrifying figures both familiar and new and begins to question his own sanity as he struggles to make sense of reality and endure long enough to save his lost love.
“Return to Silent Hill is a mythological love story about a person so deeply in love that they are willing to go to hell to save someone,” said director Gans. “I am delighted to have the wonderful talents of Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson accompany us on this journey into a horror world that I hope will satisfy and surprise Silent Hill fans.”
“Christophe and I worked closely with our partners at Konami as they updated the video game to also create a version of Silent Hill for today’s audiences,” explained producer Victor Hadida. “You will still find the iconic monsters, but there will also be new designs. We are confident that this new film and Konami’s updated game together will boost the franchise for years to come.”