Silent Hill Movie Stalls, Now A "Wait And See" Situation
First, the "Uncharted" movie breaks down after losing its intended director and now, due to the writer's legal problems, the new "Silent Hill" movie has hit a big snag.
The first film based on the critically acclaimed horror series released back in 2006 and it did well enough to warrant a sequel. Unfortunately, that sequel has been delayed several times and now, according to Industry Gamers citing producer Don Carmody, the project has officially "stalled." One of the big problems involves the movie's screenwriter, Roger Avary, who was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to a work furlough program and prison. ...everything's a little up in the air after all that. As Carmody told Fangoria:
"The original plan was Roger writing and polishing the screenplay, and when he had finished his thing, we’d begin full-blown production. I’m not sure what’s going on with that. We know we want to make Silent Hill 2 and have a basic outline for it. We’ll have to see."
At first, things were going okay. The work furlough program Avary participated in last year allowed him to direct during the day and stay in a "prison-like facility at night." But then, it seems he got hooked on Twitter and prison officials found he was tweeting about life in jail, which is a violation of work release rules. So, back he went to full-time prison. Yeah, it's a mess. Who knows what's going to happen now?
8/13/2010 9:12:30 PM Ben Dutka