The Director of 2006 silent Hill The movie said Konami was rebooting its dormant survival horror franchise. For an extended period, rumors and reports have continued to circulate suggesting that a new era of Silent Hill is about to begin. And while none of this speculation has resulted in any real announcements from Konami, it looks like that silence will soon end.
During a recent conversation with JeuxActu, Christophe Gans, who directed the film adaptation of silent Hill more than 15 years ago said very definitively that Konami was bringing back the video game series. Gans acknowledged that some fans have noticed the leaks and rumors associated with this revival and he confirmed that to his knowledge all of this was accurate. He also explained how a new movie associated with Silent Hill was also part of this reboot plan.
“The franchise is going to be relaunched in terms of video games, and so the movie will be part of a global policy,” Gans said in the chat. “I think someone on a forum deduced that and he’s absolutely right; in other words, the film is part of a whole.”
Gans also added that part of the reason Konami may have felt enticed to return to Silent Hill at this point is due to the success of Capcom’s recent Resident Evil remakes. “I work with Konami. The Konami are all about it and I think they’ve been galvanized by the success of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 reboots, which are wonderful games,” Gans said.
It remains to be seen when this Silent Hill revival might actually take place, but given how much the franchise has been in the news lately, it looks like Konami might have something to announce in the coming months. Assuming any such news eventually arrives, we’ll be sure to update you here at ComicBook.com once we have something official to report.[H/T Gamingsym]