Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harrington were the stars on the red carpet at Open Road’s Silent Hill Revelation 3D premiere at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood last Wednesday night (October 24). The 22-year-old actress and the 25-year-old actor, who play the leading characters in the movie, were joined by producer Samuel Hadida and writer/director Michael J. Bassett.
Harington, who makes his big-screen debut in this movie, seemed very serious, taking time to answer all questions in detail. The actor known from HBO’s Game of Thrones then even headed over to fans, who had gathered at the theatre, to shake hands, sign autographs and take pictures. Clemens looked absolutely stunning, but arrived a bit late and just had time for questions and pictures up to the middle of the red carpet, then rushed into the theatre to catch the screening.
Hadida and Bassett were excited to share some background information about the movie, which is based on the survival horror video game franchise by Konami and is the sequel to the hit film Silent Hill, that took in nearly $100 million at the worldwide box office in 2006.
“We wanted to wait six years for the sequel, so that our protagonist Sharon, the little girl from the first movie, would be 18 years old, so we could take the story to the next level”, stated Hadida, who also produced the first movie. “We wanted to get people excited and have created a great wrap-around story, that you will understand even if you have not seen the first part. With this sequel we especially want to draw in people who are not familiar with either the game or the first movie.”
“Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is pure artistry”, said Bassett, thereby raising expectations of some pretty creative, breathtaking visuals. “The movie is survival horror, but we also took the game and used it in a psychological way. So it’s a psychological horror experience” added Bassett, who got involved because he was a fan of the games and the previous film. Bassett explained that he included elements from the game Silent Hill 3 in the movie, but that he does not want to be 100 percent faithful since games and movies are different modes of storytelling.
Talking about doing the movie in 3D, Bassett said they shot the movie in 3D instead of post-converting it, so they could control the 3D on the set. “This allows you to really step into the world of Silent Hill,” added Bassett.
So after six years of waiting, Sharon is finally coming back in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, but calls herself Heather Mason now (Adelaide Clemens). Her father Christopher now goes by the name Harry (Sean Bean). Kit Harington plays Vincent, a mysterious character pulled pretty much directly out of the video game series. Heather and her father have constantly been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she does not fully understand, settling in a new town every time the past creeps too close. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she is not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world, an alternate reality, that threatens to trap her forever.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is out in theatres now.
Cast: Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Radha Mitchell, Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss and Malcolm McDowell
Director: Michael J. Bassett
Producers: Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody