Silent Hill 2 cast meets with Konami; Silent Hill 3 HD’s fate left uncertain
The original cast of Silent Hill 2 had recently met up with Konami’s Devin Shatsky and Tomm Hulett, the producers behind the latest Silent Hill game, Silent Hill: Downpour. The little get-together was brought about because of the past drama behind the Silent Hill: HD Collection’s recasting. Guy Cihi, Monica Taylor Horgan and Dave Schaufele joined the two members of “Team Silence” for pizza and beer in a bar in LA.
The cast of Silent Hill 2 had to sign voice waivers for Konami to reuse their performances in the re-release. It seemed like the game would contain only the new voiceovers, but Konami’s pact with the cast of Silent Hill 2 has allowed for their performances to be reused (although no official confirmation has been given). However, Silent Hill 3 seems to be a different matter.
Guy Cihi, the original voiceactor for James Sunderland has stated on Facebook that: “Konami people have been unable to locate/contact Heather Morris so they cannot get her to sign a rights release.”
What does this mean? Perhaps that Silent Hill 3 is in jeopardy of missing the original voiceovers in the HD Collection.
In our interview with Silent Hill 3’s Clifford Rippel, he told us that Konami had been in contact with him over obtaining the rights to reuse his voice. He also told us that Konami may be having trouble finding the rest of the cast. Guy Cihi’s latest comments seem to confirm those unfortunate claims.
I would love to be able to have the option to revert back to the original voiceovers. If Heather Morris is needed to make that desire a reality, let’s hope she gets wind of all of this hubbub in the Silent Hill fanbase and makes her presence know.