Let me get this straight…we got Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro, and Norman Reedus in a room together and we’re getting a Silent Hill Reboot out of it? Oh, it is so on. So at Gamescom at the Sony booth a horror demo called PT was announced. Well, it turned out to not actually be a demo, but rather a video. A video of Norman Reedus walking through a town in the middle of the night with a flashlight. The names of Kojima and Del Toro begin to show on screen before fog sets in and the title is revealed: Silent Hills.
This is seriously incredible. If they can bring Akira Yamaoka back in some capacity (especially if they can get him to do the music) it would be incredible and just the shot in the arm that this veteran franchise needs. Silent Hill has a wonderful mythology that I only see becoming more enriched with the minds of Del Toro and Kojima behind it. Silent Hill’s first movie is probably my favorite game adaptation if only because of the visual and tonal faithfulness to the original games. Here’s hoping that Del Toro’s involvement means a movie reboot since Silent Hill: Revelations wasn’t that great…at all.