Fans have wanted brand-new installments from the Silent Hill and Fatal Frame games for the longest time since survival horror has been dominated by Resident Evil and other indie titles. The last Fatal Frame game that came out was on Wii U, a console nobody bought, while Silent Hill hasn’t had a new installment since the PS3/360 days, with Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills getting canned after he left Konami.
Unfortunately, it looks like we’re getting the next best thing as Christoph Gans told Allocine (thanks to translations by Rely on Horror) that there will instead be movies of Silent Hill and Fatal Frame. This is interesting since Gans did direct the 2006 Silent Hill movie, which isn’t great but does have some fans, though not nearly as much as the ones from the Resident Evil movies.
Here’s what Gans had to say about the two video game movies:
"I have two horror film projects with (producer) Victor Hadida. I am working on the adaptation of the video game Project Zero (Japanese name for Fatal Frame). The film will take place in Japan. I especially don't want to uproot the game from its Japanese haunted house setting. And we're also working on a new Silent Hill. The project will always be anchored in this atmosphere of a small American town, ravaged by Puritanism. I think it's time to make a new one."
The news will definitely appeal to horror fans and those that enjoy these titles but if we’re being honest, a bunch of us would have just preferred video games. Considering how we haven’t had a new game from either franchise in a while, it makes us worry about their future. Granted, Silent Hill will always be a pachinko machine in Japan but let’s not go there.
No release dates for the Silent Hill and Fatal Frame movies have been released.