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When gaming titan Hideo Kojima announced to his family and friends that he wanted a career in video games, they gave him that stern look of disapproval that I’ve seen way too often myself. An economics major at the time, Kojima was a gamer and felt that he could make a fulfilling life for himself in the industry. When those who loved him didn’t believe in him, he turned a dream into a dream job. The rest of the story is well known to fans, and everyone else should look no further than his stellar ‘Metal Gear Solid’ series. And we’ve got the trailer for his upcoming entry ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain’ as well as his tag team effort with crazy filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro: ‘Silent Hills.’ Clickity click! (more…)

On Wednesday evening we got a chance to attend the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D premiere at the ArcLight in Hollywood, CA. The film is written/directed by Michael J. Bassett (Cinemax’s Strike Back), produced by Samuel Hadida (Resident Evil: Afterlife), and stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Adelaide Clemons (The Great Gatsby), Sean Bean (Missing), and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas). The film is the sequel to Silent Hill, and is based on the groundbreaking video game franchise of the same name. The film synopsis states:

Heather Mason (Clemons) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. 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 forever.

At the red carpet event before the cast and crew screened the film, I got the opportunity to speak with Harington, Clemons, Hadida, and Bassett about the film. First up, I spoke to Kit Harington about what it was like to be in his first film following the success of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, which is also adapted from a previous work. Unlike Thrones, which is based on a best-selling book series by George R. R. Martin, I was curious what the experience was like to film a horror movie based off of a video game. Harington replied:

“I enjoyed them both, you know? I’m not used to working in this sort of industry, so to do anything is very exciting. I’ve always wanted to do a horror movie, so I really enjoyed doing this.”

After Harington finished talking to the press, he went over to the fans who had been waiting for hours just to see him. He then proceeded to take photos, and sign autographs. After I spoke with him, I got the opportunity to talk to the producer Samuel Hadida. Hadida was understandably very excited about the film, and had a lot to say about what fans could expect.

“Silent Hill is very influenced by Jacob’s Ladder.” Adding “We wanted to give you a more detailed version of Silent Hill. We wanted everybody who saw the first movie to be very excited to see their character back in the city of Silent Hill, and to fulfill their recollection of what happened six years later.”

After Hadida, I was lucky to get the chance to hear Adelaide Clemons thoughts on filming Silent Hill. When asked if she had previously done a horror movie, Clemons responded, “I have done several, but not one anyone would have ever seen.” She also thinks fans will find the plot of this film to be very interesting. One of the burning questions was whether or not she ever got scared filming the movie. Clemons said:

“Oh, yes, absolutely! As you will see, the monsters are really graphic, so you can’t help it.”

The last person I was able to talk to was the film’s writer/director Michael J. Bassett. Like Hadida, Bassett is a fan of the horror genre. When asked why he chose to direct the Silent Hill sequel, Bassett replied:

“I just like the horror movies. They’re the ones that I grew up with, you know? No matter what I do in any genre, I don’t know, maybe I’m just a creature kind of guy. If you’re going to make a movie, then make a movie you love.”

Bassett also talked about his upcoming project with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) titled, Da Vinci’s Demons. It’s a television series that tells the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci that is in the vein of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He has also just wrapped the Cinemax series, Strike Back.

I wan’t able to screen the film, but from the trailer the special effects look really great. Also, Hadida revealed that there will be more monsters, and action in this film than the first. Also more of Sean Bean! Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opened nationwide today (October 26th).

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Lady Skeletor cosplay. I am so tempted to make a “skull f*ck” joke, but that would be inappropriate. [ObviousWinner]

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Welcome to Silent Hill.

Movies based on video games have a history of, well, sucking. Silent Hill, however, was a step in the right direction for console-to-screen transitions. The effects were great and the monsters were frightening as fuck (nurses with testicle heads…). Now, the darkness is coming again, in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

Let’s do a reboot they said. It will be fun they said.

You should know, SHR is not a continuation of the first one. Sure, both the aforementioned testicle head nurses and (also) Sean Bean are back (playing a different character), but this is different from the first movie. This is based off of Silent Hill 3 the video game, which is the sequel to Silent Hill 1 the video game, not the movie. The movie is an adaptation of Silent Hill 1, which doesn’t follow the video game at all (as decent as it was).. This one seems to follow Silent Hill 3 quite well, though.

In Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. 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 forever.

I for one, have been looking forward to this follow-up for a while. I mean come on, the King in the North’s face in three glorious dimensions?

Anyway, in anticipation of Silent Hill: Revelation, Open Road Films is giving away LIMITED EDITION (1) large and (2) small “Robbie the Rabbit” stuffed animals! Who doesn’t love a good scare from the infamous Robbie the rabbit?

Robbie the Rabbit is an anthropomorphic rabbit doll that has made appearances in many of the Silent Hill games. In some of his appearances, his mouth is covered with blood. For the most part, his appearance seems to serve little more than to provide an ambiguous level of unease to the player, due to the odd nature of his existence within the world of Silent Hill, his bright colors compared to the rust brown and dark red of everything else, and his recurring cameos. Most fans believe him to be sentient and believe that he is “watching” the player.

What exactly do I need to do to win? Simple!

1. You need to follow Nerd Bastards on Twitter (@NerdBastards)

2. Retweet the following message “RT @NerdBastards 4 Ur Chance to Win ‘Robbie the Rabbit’ stuffed animals. #WelcomeToSilentHill.

The contest is also open to fans who already follow us on Twitter (you just need to RT the message).  Multiple tweets are allowed (No limit, but don’t flood the feed. Play nice and keep it shiny.)

One lucky winner will be randomly chosen on Friday 10/26/2012 . The rabbits will be mailed out -free of charge via standard delivery and should be to the lucky lil bastard or bastardette within 1-2 weeks.

Got it? Now, what are you waiting for? Start spreading the Nerd Bastards gospel. DO IT NOW!

By the way, has it occurred to you that Firefly is 10 years old? How extremely depressing is that?

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

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Director Michael J. Bassett and company released a clip from the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelation sequel just after Comic Con 2012 and thankfully we didn’t have to wait much longer to see the first trailer, it just hit the Internet.

The movie stars Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Kit Harington, Malcolm McDowellCarrie-Anne Moss and Radha Mitchell. For those not familiar with the Silent Hill video game or movie franchises here’s the latest movie’s synopsis:

Heather Mason and her father 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 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 forever.

Sean Bean plays Heather Mason’s father and as seen in the trailer is kidnapped as bait to bring Heather back to Silent Hill. This NerdBastard is hoping that Bean’s prior roles don’t foreshadow a tragic end in Silent Hill: Revelations, but this is a horror flick so who knows, if he doesn’t make it out of this film alive at least it should be a memorable, yet horribly gruesome death.

There are some nurses in the clip and the trailer that frankly, scare the crap out of this NerdBastard, I don’t even want to mention the monster made up of old baby doll parts . . . *shudder*.

Here’s the nurse clip mentioned earlier. Those nurses creep me the hell out.

E3, the biggest video game Expo in the world, is a week away and yet there is already a shit ton of news and trailers hitting the net. Since we don’t want to bog down our main news feed with a bunch a announcements, we’ve compiled all of today’s gamer bits into one compilation.

After 14 damn years, Duke Nukem Forever is set for a June 14th release. In preparation for the long ass wait, 2K Games and Gearbox Software have released a trailer that has a bit of everything, including some T & A. If the trailer here doesn’t get you pumped to play as the bad ass Duke, then you might be able to get your hands on the demo. Word is going around that members of the First Access Club are getting redeemable demo codes e-mailed to them.

Next batch of news is that Konami just held their pre-E3 press conference. It seems that the company has gone on quite the HD Collection craze as they just announced three of them. First up is a Silent Hill Collection that will contain HD remake of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. The next two collections are games from the genius, yes I’m calling him a genius, Hideo Kojima. The Zone of Enders HD Collection will feature Zone of Enders and Zone of Enders: The 2nd Runner. The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be a collection of Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. All three collection will be available for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Speaking of Kojima, the man will not be at E3 and neither will be the game Metal Gear Rising. He will, however, be holding lectures on video game design this fall at University of Southern California. Who wouldn’t want to get a lecture from the man who once dumped a girl for erasing his Pokemon save file.

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Silent Hill has held a special place in gamers’ hearts since its debut in 1999, giving them nightmares for the last 12 years, making players afraid to play in the dark with nothing but the light of the television; now that’s scary. When they decided to turn it into a live-action film it was more of a yawn than a scream, with its lackluster story and characters. Now, it looks like something good has come from the ashes of fanfare in the form of a Silent Hill short film made by the fans.

[Warning: This is slightly a NSFW film as there a touches of bondage, blood and murder involved. Not suitable for those with a weak stomach.]

I think I just shit out my heart

With Silent Hill: Revelation 3D currently in production in Toronto,  they should be taking a few notes from this 3-minute film and sneaking it into their’s before they get noticed.

Via: Topless Robot

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Can a videogame actually be turned into a movie that is actually good?  It’s a question that often plagues a process of such an endeavor. A discouraging thought to many who attempt this daunting task.  However, those involved in the Silent Hill sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation don’t seem to be burdened at all with that fear.  And it’s a good thing these people don’t scare easily because they’re covering some seriously creepy content!

It was announced that,

Radha Mitchell (The Crazies, Surrogates), Sean Bean (HBO’s upcoming series “Game of Thrones,” Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, “The Lord of the RIngs”), and Deborah Kara Unger (Shake Hands with the Devil, 88 Minutes) will return to join Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) on Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

In addition to an eager cast waiting to return to the project, both new director, Michael Basset and Cinematographer, Maxime Alexandre expressed their excitement about the project as well.  Basset commented,

“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.”

And Alexadre painted a haunting picture of the direction of the sequel saying,

“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.”

Now, I usually despise video game adaptions. Silent Hill was a step in the right direction. It had a few missteps but nothing that really made me despise it. If this one holds together I’ll have a watch

The plot of Silent Hill: Revelation follows the character of Clemens and her father.  Her father ends up disappearing and Clemens begins to come to the realization that she may be trapped in Silent Hill FOREVER.

Are there any Silent Hill fans out there, if so, are you pumped for a sequel??

Check out a new photo from the sequel after the jump!

Source: ComicBookMovie

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When Konami brought the Silent Hill games to us folks, we all got a different taste of the survivor horror genre…and also having us change a new pair of underwear as the game did its job to scare the hell out of us. Last year, Konami did a fantastic remake of the first game and released it as Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. They made the game play all about the psyche of the gamer and they took away the ability to fight so it’s all about surviving.

In this video, we see two best friends, as the title suggests, playing the game and their commentary is hilarious as we have the one asshole friend and the one passive friend. They do a series of videos like this but this one is one of their best as I had a good laugh at the end. Check the video out as it might be a good way to start your Monday morning and also check out the game if you ever get the chance.

Source: Dorkly