MOVIE NEWS – Details of the storyline for the upcoming Silent Hill 2 movie have leaked online, suggesting that the adaptation will differ from the source material.
Officially announced back in October, Return to Silent Hill will, according to the film’s director Christophe Gans, tell the story of “a young guy coming back to Silent Hill, where he has known a great love and what he’s going to find is a pure nightmare.” This is what we know so far about the plot of the Silent Hill 2 movie.
All in all, it sounds very Silent Hill 2, but according to the German film site FilmPortal (via Reddit), there will be some changes to the game’s main plot.
In Silent Hill 2, the protagonist James Sunderland arrives in Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his deceased wife, Mary Shepherd-Sunderland. What unfolds is a psychological journey of grief, guilt and punishment.
However, according to the film’s synopsis on FilmPortal, James returns to Silent Hill to search for his “lost love, Mary Crane”. This suggests that the relationship between the characters will be slightly different in the upcoming adaptation. It’s also possible that they never actually got married.
The site also hints at a new character called Jacob Crane. Jacob does not appear in the game. However, in the movie, it sounds like he will be one of the antagonists. It is claimed that the more James searches for Mary, the more he “begins to wonder if this is still the reality – or if he has fallen into the dark underworld of Jacob Crane.” Perhaps Jacob could be cast in a similar role to Dark Alessa in the first Silent Hill film?
Here’s the full synopsis for the Silent Hill 2 movie:
“Driven by the shadows of his past, James Sunderland returns to Silent Hill to find his lost love, Mary Crane. But the dark, oppressive small town is no longer the place from his memories. He meets figures who seem all too familiar to him and who try to dissuade him from his search for Mary. The longer he searches for Mary, the more he begins to wonder if this is still the reality – or if he has fallen into the dark underworld of Jacob Crane.”
Alongside this paragraph, the site also announced that actor Jeremy Irvine would be starring in Return to Silent Hill, presumably as James Sunderland.
Irvine’s previous credits include War Horse, Treadstone and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Source: Filmportal, Reddit
Leave a Reply