“Silent Hill is a strong series with excellent recognition. The review scores from the US version are universally high, and the groundswell of opinion from UK press has also been unanimously positive.”
"Konami is putting its full marketing weight behind Shattered Memories, hoping that the expected positive reviews will raise awareness of the game’s arrival in the same way the US press did."
"The publisher is preparing a strong in-store presence for the game and is in discussions with its movie partners about potential horror tie-ins."
Well, if it's done I don't think it will be the second film 'cause that's already on its way. Also, this - to me - increases the chances that the second film will be based on SH3 or will be in some way connected to the first movie [SH3 style, but original story]. So there is free space for something totally original for a third film or one of the rest of the games that stand on their own. Or a "re-imagining" of the first movie. I was hoping for a SHH third movie adaptation but this sounds good too. Will they ask (and make it in time or delay it) to restart the second movie?
This - even if it has many chances - seems to be just a thought and way ahead of its time too, so... We'll see.
Personally I'm excited to see what will happen for the UK release! I think a SHSM movie would be pretty cool but I have a feeling it won't really happen...maybe they will just try to tied in movies that are already in post production?
The Fever wrote:Dumbest thing I heard since I last heard quitter-governor Sarah Palin speak.
The Fever wrote:Making a feature film to promote a measly video game?
I actually think that's quite the other way around. Basing the film on the game to promote the film... There's also somewhat of a logical gap there... Making something [years] later to promote something that was out previously, before it?
The Fever wrote:That worked stupendously well Homecoming. It never was released in Japan and now permanently out of print/discontinued in North America.
Did Homecoming get any particularly good or even plain good reviews? I think that it sucking a bit too much was a factor to consider when making a whole new release. As for the marketing - even if it is strong - it can't make up for the game's weak points 'cause they'll quickly rise and cast their shadow on any promotion. Added to that, you can be accused even more for doing it for a faulty product.
P.S. I know the article has pretty much everything mixed in it (summary, release dates, movie/game info) but I posted the thread here to focus more on the movie potential and not that much to the video games themselves.
Whitney wrote:I think a SHSM movie would be pretty cool but I have a feeling it won't really happen...
Yeah, me too... But, hey, it's just discussions/thoughts. They could use the story... But other than that, ok translating it into a movie wouldn't have any great differences compared to releasing one based on any of the other games. Maybe the actors playing with Wiis? [I mean that all the other differences are gameplay-based and are not obviously included in a movie.]