It’s been 5 months since Konami sent shockwaves by announcing several video game and movie-related projects. Now, the cast for the upcoming sequel Silent Hill film has been revealed ahead of the start of production next month.
Apart from the upcoming Silent Hill 2 Remake, Silent Hill f, and Silent Hill: Townfall, Konami confirmed a film adaptation of Silent Hill 2 is happening with Jeremy Irvine cast in the lead role. Irvine broke into the Hollywood scene after his breakout role in 2011 with Steven Spielberg's War Horse.
He will be taking on the role of the main protagonist in Return to Silent Hill named James, a man described in Konami's press release as "broken after being separated from his one true love".
The announcement also confirms that actor Hannah Emily Anderson is set to co-star alongside him, but there are no details on which character she will be depicting. The Canadian actress gained recognition for her role as Eleanor Bonneville in Jigsaw and then followed it up with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, where she played Elaine Grey. Her portfolio also includes the horror anthology series named The Purge, which aired for two seasons before being discontinued in May 2020, where she played Jenna Betancourt.
Konami also confirmed that Christophe Gans, the director of the 2006 Silent Hill movie, will return to direct the upcoming cinematic reboot. When talking about Irvine and Anderson replacing Radha Mitchell and Sean Bean, Gans claimed he is "delighted" to have them both on the team, speaking highly of their "wonderful talents". Producer Victor Hadida promised that the iconic monsters from the Silent Hill 2 game will be included on top of some new designs with production set to kick off next month in Germany and Eastern Europe
"Return to Silent Hill is a mythological love story about someone so deeply in love, they"re willing to go to hell to save someone," Gans said. "I'm delighted to have the wonderful talents of both Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson take us on this journey into a psychological horror world that I hope will both satisfy and surprise fans of Silent Hill."