Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is an upcoming 3D horror film due to release on October 26, 2012. Directed by Michael J. Bassett and co-written by Michael J. Bassett and Martin Solibakke, Revelation 3D is based on the survival horror video game Silent Hill 3 and a sequel to the horror film Silent Hill, which is an adaptation of the video game of the same name. As of February 2, 2012, the final theatrical mix for the film has been completed.
Revelation 3D’s plot follows teenager Heather Mason who discovers on the eve of her eighteenth birthday that her presumed identity is false and as a result is drawn to an alternate dimension existing in the fictional American town of Silent Hill.
Heather Mason and her father, Christopher Da Silva, have spent years evading forces of a nature that she does not fully recognize. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, plagued by nightmares and Christopher’s disappearance, she discovers that her presumed identity is false and her life’s origins too. This revelation leads her to an alternate dimension in Silent Hill, with the latter also entered by a man named Vincent, and Rose Da Silva. A cult led by Claudia Wolf and the insane Leonard Wolf holds power over the town. Dahlia Gillespie from the first Silent Hill film will also appear.
Following the release of Silent Hill, Christophe Gans, its director, reported that a sequel “is officially ordered and is already well underway”. However, he then declined to direct a sequel, stating he “had other projects in mind.” Michael J. Bassett then took over writing and directing duties. Silent Hill’s writer Roger Avary had planned to return to the sequel, before his arrest in 2008 for vehicular manslaughter. Michael J. Bassett later replaced Gans and Avary as writer and director.
In 2009, video game artist Masahiro Ito, who participated in the development of multiple installments of the Silent Hill series of video games, was asked to design the creatures and the look of the “Otherworld” dimension featured in the film, but declined the offer because of other obligations. Jeff Danna and Akira Yamaoka will be composing the film’s soundtrack.
Prior to the start of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’s filming, Bassett expressed in his official blog his openness to fans’ suggestions of whom to cast as main protagonist Heather Mason, provided that the actress would provide a realistic portrayal of an eighteen-year-old and that she would be “known”, with the existence of a page on her on the website Internet Movie Database also cited as a requirement. Australian actress Adelaide Clemens was eventually cast in the role.
Principal photography began in Toronto, Canada on March 7, 2011 and wrapped in May 2011, with the 3D RED Epic camera used for the process. Street and bridge scenes were shot in Galt from March 21 to March 26 and scenes set at Silent Hill’s Lakeside Amusement Park were filmed at the Cherry Beach park on April 7, 2011.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will be released by Open Road Films on October 26, 2012.
Two clips were screened at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 and a trailer was published on July 27, 2012.
Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason
Kit Harington as Vincent
Carrie-Anne Moss as Claudia Wolf
Sean Bean as Christopher Da Silva / Harry Mason
Radha Mitchell as Rose Da Silva
Malcolm McDowell as Leonard Wolf
Martin Donovan as Douglas Cartland
Deborah Kara Unger as Dahlia Gillespie
Heather Marks as Suki
Roberto Campanella as Pyramid Head
Peter Outerbridge as Travis Grady
Jefferson Brown as Detective Santini
Milton Barnes as Detective Cable
Rachel Sellan as Mannequin Girl
Jason Best as The Butcher
Boyd Banks as Priest