Silent Hill Revelation 3D – Michael J. Bassett Speaks

Here’s what Silent Hill Revelation 3D’s director, Michael J. Bassett has to say about writing and directing the next Silent Hill film.

IGN:

“I love the games and was a huge admirer of the first film. Especially how Christophe Gans and his team managed to capture the look and feel of the world,” Bassett posted on his blog. “I say, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, so I’m bringing back as many of that core creative team as I can – but I’m probably going to bring just a little more darkness and fear into the mix as well. I love the complex mythology and psychological twists that Konami created so will do my best honour that aspect too.”

Bassett added, “I’m determined to deliver a film that builds on the qualities of the first film and draws on the best aspects of the games whilst giving the audience more nuanced characters, a compelling story and introducing some terrifying new monsters (as well as bringing back a few favourites) and, most important of all… just scaring the s*** out of everyone.”

Bassett also recently spoke with Empire Online about the project, which begins filming this winter in Toronto. “It was a real challenge writing it,” he said, “and I spent a long time revisiting the games and reading just about every little piece of material I could find on the mythology. Of course, my choices may not please everyone, but the ambition is to give the audience a twisted, intense and terrifying experience, following a really interesting story, anchored by a terrific cast giving great performances. It’s more than you get from most horror movies these days, I know, but I figure why not aim high and try to bring a bit of quality back to a genre that’s rarely treated with respect?”

“I love the games and was a huge admirer of the first film. Especially how Christophe Gans and his team managed to capture the look and feel of the world,” Bassett posted on his blog. “I say, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, so I’m bringing back as many of that core creative team as I can – but I’m probably going to bring just a little more darkness and fear into the mix as well. I love the complex mythology and psychological twists that Konami created so will do my best honour that aspect too.”

Bassett added, “I’m determined to deliver a film that builds on the qualities of the first film and draws on the best aspects of the games whilst giving the audience more nuanced characters, a compelling story and introducing some terrifying new monsters (as well as bringing back a few favourites) and, most important of all… just scaring the s*** out of everyone.”

Bassett also recently spoke with Empire Online about the project, which begins filming this winter in Toronto. “It was a real challenge writing it,” he said, “and I spent a long time revisiting the games and reading just about every little piece of material I could find on the mythology. Of course, my choices may not please everyone, but the ambition is to give the audience a twisted, intense and terrifying experience, following a really interesting story, anchored by a terrific cast giving great performances. It’s more than you get from most horror movies these days, I know, but I figure why not aim high and try to bring a bit of quality back to a genre that’s rarely treated with respect?”

Source: IGN

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