Love it or hate it, Silent Hill handily made back its surprisingly high $50 million budget and then some at the box office in 2006, opening at the #1 position in the US domestic box office. Now, in an interview with FEARnet, Silent Hill‘s (as well as Resident Evil: Afterlife‘s) producer Don Carmody confirms the pre-production of a sequel.
“We have always been cognizant of that — we can’t make the movies just for gamers. Of course, we always run the risk of incurring the wrath of the gamers — who are very vocal,” said Carmody. “I did Silent Hill and we are planning a Silent Hill 2 — we were getting hate mail for that one.”
“The games have progressed, and are more cinematic now. In fact, the games are taking a bit from us as well,” said the producer, commenting on the convergence between games and movies. “They are using our sets and characters; we are using some of their storylines… things like that. We’re probably a little closer to the game now than we were with the first film.”
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