Up until now it was thought no cast from the 2006 film would be returning, however in a press release the producers announced that Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell and Deborah Kara Unger would all be back. No details as to how large of a role they will play, but we have our first look at Radha Mitchell in the film above.
In the statement director Michael Bassett said:
“It wouldn’t be the same without some of the original ‘Silent Hill’ cast. Sean, Radha and Deborah’s return will certainly thrill fans of the franchise and compliment Revelations stars Adelaide and Kit.”
Cinematographer Maxime Alexandre also spoke about shooting the movie in 3D:
“With the most advanced technology available, in particular the lighter, smaller and more flexible 3D Red Epic, we are able to take audiences deeper in the world of ‘Silent Hill’ than they ever dreamed possible. Devotees will finally be able to enter this realm along side of Heather, Vincent, Harry and Rose and experience the psychological horror and the fear of the unknown with them.”
Despite its flaws I enjoyed Silent Hill, but was expecting much from the sequel. Horror sequels are rarely any good and at the beginning it looked like it would be heading straight to DVD. However Lionsgate picked up international rights, and Sony will be releasing the film in the US sometime in 2012.
The sequel follows Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens), along with her father, who have been on the run – always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares 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 in Silent Hill forever.