Robert E. Howard’s pulp hero Solomon Kane has his rabid, protective fans, and so do the Silent Hill games but I”m not too sure about Michael J. Bassett. Not yet, anyway. I’m certainly pretty lukewarm on his pictures so far – though, as is so often the way with directors I can just shrug off as artists, he seems to be a thoroughly lovely bloke and I always find myself rooting for him to keep making films, hoping they will get better as he goes along.
There’s Silent Hill sequel news coming out of AFM today, via Bloody Disgusting. What we learn is that Bassett has signed on to write and direct Silent Hill 2: Revelation 3D. There’s also a little bit of plot information:
The sequel follows Heather Mason, along with her father, who have been on the run – always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t full understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
Bassett seemed to be blogging about this film a couple of weeks back when he said:
Lots going on what could be/should be the next film. It’s still nothing I can specifically talk about. Storyboard artists and concept folks putting some great stuff together but no start date. Thought we were going very soon but it’s been delayed a little. This is how it works but boy, it drives me mad. I should make commercials or promos or something just to keep myself sane in these downtimes. Maybe find a nice TV show to help out on.
Bought a few BluRays…. Near Dark, Seven and Tango and Cash!!!! (oh yeah, 80′s nostalgia time folks, even though Seven shouldn’t count)
I can see how Near Dark and Se7en could be reference materials for this project, though in all likelihood they weren’t. Meanwhile, Bassett is also working on an original project of his own:
Writing a new original script; lots of action and supernatural things. Constantine meets The Expendables (actually more like The Wild Geese but I don’t suppose many people will get that reference). How does that sound?
How Constantine meets The Expendables or Wild Geese sound? Sounds like the well to hell.