Latino Review is reporting that the next Silent Hill film, Silent Hill: Revelation has added two more cast members, Malcolm McDowell and Carrie-Anne Moss. Moss and McDowell will join a less than impressive cast that includes Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean and Deborah Kara Unger. With the addition of Moss and McDowell, things are staring to slowly look up but I still don’t have much faith in the film, especially because I didn’t enjoy the first.
Based on the survival horror videogame series from publisher Konami, the film will have Moss playing Claudia Wolf, the antagonist from Silent Hill 3 and McDowell will play Claudia’s father, Leonard Wolf, a member of the cult that plagues Silent Hill, the Order.
Samuel Hadida, a producer on the film said the following:
“Carrie has displayed her enormous talent across all genres – from ‘The Matrix’ trilogy to ‘Memento’ – and we are delighted for her to join the world of Silent Hill. She will certainly bring a new level of excitement to fans of the video game franchise.”
And Michael J. Bassett, the director added:
“Malcolm is quite simply an icon of modern cinema and I’ve been a fan since I was a teenager when I managed to see ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ He has an amazing ability to bring new and unexpected dimensions to his characters and I know he will bring something unique and disturbing to Silent Hill.”
I’m not particularly excited about Moss but I do like McDowell, in just about any role he’s in. And here he’ll be playing the villain, a role he usually excels at. Like I said, I didn’t love the first film, but the additions of McDowell and Moss have definitely brightened things up for the sequel. Still, I’m on the fence and I’m going to have to wait until I at least see a trailer before I make up my mind for this one.
The plot summary is as follows:
For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying 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.