Open Road Films is Bringing Silent Hill to the Big Screen

By: Louis Edwards

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OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR FILM SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D WITH PLANS FOR HALLOWEEN 2012 RELEASE

BASED ON ICONIC VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE, SEQUEL TO 2006’S HIT FILM SILENTHILL STARS ADELAIDE CLEMENS, KIT HARINGTON, SEAN BEAN, CARRIE-ANNE MOSS AND MALCOLM McDOWELL

 

 

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, the highly anticipated sequel to 2006’s film SILENT HILL, released by TriStar Pictures.  SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D will be released wide October 26, 2012 in time for Halloween.  The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and producers Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody.

Based on the groundbreaking video game franchise, SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D is the sequel to the hit film SILENT HILL, which opened to number one at the U.S. box office and took in nearly $100 million at the worldwide box office.  Featuring an unparalleled horror experience, Konami’s Silent Hill franchise has captivated fans for more than a decade and has spawned a hit comic book series, graphic novels, collectibleaction figures and numerous soundtracks from rock bands.

Directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch), original cast members Sean Bean (HBO’s Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings), Deborah Kara Unger (The Game, 88 minutes, The Samaritan) and Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire, The Crazies, upcoming The Frozen Ground) return in SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, starring along with rising stars Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins, upcoming The Great Gatsby, No One Lives) and Kit Harington (HBO’s Game Of Thrones) as well as Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Disturbia, NBC’s Chuck) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, The Artist).

In SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand.  On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrificnightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is.  The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

Ortenberg stated, “Silent Hill has proven to be a powerhouse franchise.  The fans have greeted each incarnation, including the original SILENT HILL film, with great enthusiasm and we are confident that this latest project will be a strong addition to Open Road’s 2012 slate.”

Producer Samuel Hadida added, “The film is a thrill ride that improves on the original in many ways.  We take all audiences, new and old, deep into the world of psychological horror that is Silent Hill, and advance thestory for those familiar with the franchise. We are thrilled to have Tom and his terrific team at Open Road presenting our film to U.S. audiences.”

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by Ortenberg, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Affairs, Elliott Kleinberg, and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Ben Cotner.   International sales for SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D are being handled by Lionsgate.   In addition to Samuel Hadida, the film was produced by Hadida’s Davis films as well as Don Carmody.

ABOUT OPEN ROAD FILMS

Founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition and entertainment companies in the United States, Open Road Films is a dynamic, acquisition-based domestic theatrical distribution company. Open Road Films’ first releases were Killer Elite, the action-thriller starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro and The Grey, the action thriller starring Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan, which opened to number one at the box office in January 2012 and has taken in over $50 million to date.  Upcoming releases include:  Hit And Run, an ensemble comedy written, produced, directed by and starring Dax Shepard,as well as Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold and more, to be released August 24, 2012; End Of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, and written and directed by David Ayer: The Host, based on Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book, starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger and William Hurt, and directed by Andrew Niccol, scheduled for release on March 29, 2013.   More info on Open Road Films at: www.openroadfilms.comwww.facebook.com/OpenRoadFilms and @OpenRoadFilms.

ABOUT SILENT HILL FRANCHISE

Featuring an unparalleled horror-experience that’s often mimicked but never duplicated, KONAMI’s Silent Hill franchise has captivated fans for more than a decade selling over 7 Million copies worldwide.  Silent Hill: Downpour, the eighth installment in the Silent Hill series has just been released by Konami worldwide. Silent Hill transcends media platforms being a hit comic book series, numerous soundtracks from rock icons like KORN and a favorite of fright film aficionados with the Silent Hill movie in 2006 and the upcoming sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D starring Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Carrie-Ann Moss and Malcolm McDowell.

ABOUT DAVIS FILMS

Davis Films, based in Paris and Los Angeles, is one of the world’s leading independent production companies and has been directly involved in the production of over forty feature films. Along with leading French distributor Metropolitan Film Export, Davis Films is owned and managed by Samuel and Victor Hadida.  Hadida’s first production was Tony Scott’s True Romance, which was based on a script by Quentin Tarantino. Davis is also known for its successful adaptations of Japanese media, including Crying Freeman, with Christophe Gans directing, the Resident Evil franchise, and Silent Hill, also directed by Gans. Davis Films’ production credits additionally include Tony Scott’s Domino, George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck, Christophe Gans ‘s Brotherhood of The Wolf, Roger Avary’s The Rules of Attraction,  Killing Zoe, David Cronenberg’s Spider, Terry Gilliam’s Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and the Robert E. Howard’s  Solomon Kane and Lasse Hallstrom’s  Salmon Fishing In  The Yemen.

ABOUT KONAMI GROUP

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami’s titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Dance Dance Revolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com.  KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM.  Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.  KONAMI is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.

ABOUT DON CARMODY PRODUCTIONS

After leaving Cinepix where as head of production he produced David Cronenberg’s early shockers, Shivers and Rabid as well as Ivan Reitman’s seminal Meatballs with Bill Murray, Don Carmody started his own production company in 1980. Among his early hits were Porky’s and its many sequels, the extremely popular Weekend at Bernie’s films and other raucous comedies like The Whole Nine Yards, Lucky Number Slevin and The Late Shift as well as his new hit movie Goon. He alsocontinued his affection for horror with films such as Wrong Turn, Gothika, Orphan and of course, Silent Hill. His most recent theatrical release, the fourth in his popular Resident Evil franchise has gone on to amass over 300million internationally at the box office.

 

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