By far the most surprising thing about 2006’s Silent Hill – based on the hit survival-horror video game series – was that it was really rather good. With the list of watchable video game adaptations being as short as it is, how pleasing to see Davis Films not only splash out for a second instalment but bother to regroup the original movie’s surviving players.

Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell and Deborah Kara Unger will return to Silent Hill where they will join franchise newcomers Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington. The film is to be shot in Toronto by Michael Bassett, who also wrote the screenplay.

“It wouldn’t be the same without some of the original Silent Hill cast.  Sean, Radha and Deborah’s return will certainly thrill fans of the franchise and compliment Revelations stars Adelaide and Kit.”

Cinematographer Maxime Alexandre, who has previously worked on Mirrors, The Hills Have Eyes and The Crazies – which also starred Mitchell, added:

“With the most advanced technology available, in particular the lighter, smaller and more flexible 3D Red Epic, we are able to take audiences deeper in the world of Silent Hill than they ever dreamed possible. Devotees will finally be able to enter this realm along side of Heather, Vincent, Harry and Rose and experience the psychological horror and the fear of the unknown with them.”

According to the press release (via Collider), the sequel will pick up several years after the events of Christophe Gans’ original, a film which ended *spoilers* a bittersweet family reunion as Rose Da Silva (Mitchell) and daughter Sharon (Unger) escape Silent Hill and return home to Chritsopher (Bean). Unable to interact, it becomes clear that mother and daughter are still shrouded in the towns mist, cursed after endearing Silent Hill. The new film will see Heather Mason (Clemens) fall victim to the same town after awakening from terrible nightmares on the eve of her 18th birthday to discover the disappearance of her father and the difficult realisation that she’s not at all who she thinks she is.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will be distributed internationally by Lionsgate.