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New sequel to horror film Silent Hill is announced along with THREE new video games from the iconic series

The Silent Hill franchise is being revived after a decade in limbo. 

Konami, the Japanese company that owns the rights to the video game series, announced the new projects during a live global streaming event on Thursday.

A new film titled Return to Silent Hill is in production with French director Christophe Gans, who directed the first Silent Hill movie in 2006.

The Silent Hill franchise is being revived after a decade in limbo with a new movie and three new games

The Silent Hill franchise is being revived after a decade in limbo with a new movie and three new games

According to Gans, the movie will be based on the game Silent Hill 2, which is arguably the most popular entry in the franchise.

‘We decided to go back to the best of these stories,’ he said during the stream.

‘The film tells the story of a young guy coming back to Silent Hill, where he has known a great love, and what he’s going to find is a pure nightmare.’

Gans also said the new movie will be more about ‘psychological horror’ and ‘true to the video game’, while also being more modern. 

A new film titled Return to Silent Hill is in production with French director Christophe Gans, who directed the first Silent Hill movie in 2006. (Pictured: Radha Mitchell in the first movie)

A new film titled Return to Silent Hill is in production with French director Christophe Gans, who directed the first Silent Hill movie in 2006. (Pictured: Radha Mitchell in the first movie)

In addition to a return to the film franchise, the video games are also coming back in a big way.

Konami announced a remake of Silent Hill 2 for PlayStation 5, along with two brand-new original games: Silent Hill Townfall and Silent Hill F.

The remake is being developed by Polish studio Bloober Team, who are behind the 2019 Blair Witch game, which was based on the horror movie of the same name.

An official remake of Silent Hill 2 will also be released on PS5

An official remake of Silent Hill 2 will also be released on PS5

‘We want the game to make the same strong impression today as the original did 21 years ago,’ the studio said.

Silent Hill 2 is one of the most critically acclaimed horror games of all time, selling more than a million copies worldwide.

The original 2006 film starred Australian actress Radha Mitchell and it topped the U.S. box office and grossed $100million.

It was followed by a sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation, which was less successful. 

Some concept photos and stills from the remake have been released so far, including the game's iconic villain Pyramid Head (pictured)

Some concept photos and stills from the remake have been released so far, including the game’s iconic villain Pyramid Head (pictured)

It’s unclear when the new movie and video games will be released, but the Silent Hill 2 remake is expected to come out first. 

Some concept photos and stills have been released so far, including the game’s iconic villain Pyramid Head.

The last Silent Hill game, Silent Hill: Downpour, was released in 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but received mix reviews from fans and critics.

Adelaide Clemens is pictured in the second Silent Hill film, Silent Hill: Revelation

Adelaide Clemens is pictured in the second Silent Hill film, Silent Hill: Revelation

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