Two popular Japanese horror franchises will be getting live-action movie adaptations. French cinema news website Allociné recently sat down with director Christophe Gans for an interview. There, the director revealed that he is revisiting the Silent Hill film franchise, and is now working on a new movie. He also revealed that he will also be working on a live-action adaptation of Tecmo’s Fatal Frame video games as well.
Gans previously directed the 2006 Silent Hill film, which did very will in the box office, but failed to impress movie critics. But despite that, 2006’s Silent Hill movie was one of the highest grossing movies based on video games of all time. Talking about the new Silent Hill movie, the director stated that it “will still be set in that ‘small American town’ atmosphere, where puritanism devastated everything.”
As for the Fatal Frame movie, he wants to be loyal to the original games. He says that its setting will be in Japan, and commented that he doesn’t want “to root the movie out of its initial atmosphere: the Japanese haunted house.”
Victor Hadida (live-action Resident Evil film franchise) is working with Gans on both films as producer. So far, the director still has not revealed any further details about the movies yet, but do expect him to announce more information in the days to come.
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source: VG 24/7