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).
Resident Evil 5 is happening. Excuse my while I slam my dick in a sliding glass door, repeatedly. ARGHH!Resident Evil Afterlife(4th in the series) was terrible. It was all style and no substance. Awful dialogue, and embarrassingly simplistic storytelling. It was just pubescent eye candy. Slo-mo decapitations and other forms of gory special effects. A 2 hour music video! Bah! I few-king hate that movie. As well as it’s two predecessor (First one I kinda dug).
Well, apparently I’m alone on this because Afterlife outgrossed every single other film in the franchise, including a huge $200 million plus overseas. So now, Screen Gems has just announced that Milla Jovovich will be reprising her role as Alice in the yet-to-be titled fifth Resident Evil film for a theatrical release on September 14th, 2012.
Oi! I can’t imagine what type of human being enjoyed Afterlife, the piece of shit it is, even as a “guilty pleasure.” Regardless, a flick makes $296 million and I can’t say I’m surprised they wanna keep tapping into that well.
You RE fan-boys are welcomed to disagree with my wishes to see more Resident Evil flicks, but this franchise can sniff my taint.
There is no word yet if Paul W.S. Anderson will return to helm the film, or if other cast members will be reprising their roles. Screen Gems recently announced their plans to bring another video game franchise, Devil May Cry, to the silver screen. So in other words, Screen Gems is the devil.
What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got two new movies coming out with one of them being in 3D! Is the title worth checking out, find out after the jump.
After that, we got one release for the Old is New section and a few for the TV Show DVD, with two of the releases being anime (that’s right, two anime titles!). So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
I am known for always giving movies a really positive review, even if it doesn’t necessarily deserve it. Well folks, we’ve all been HAD! Times are about to change.
I’ve always maintained that the resident evil films didn’t have ONE thing to do with the video games! Besides character names, the Resident Evil Franchise has been dragged in the mud and lynched up a tree! I don’t know any other franchise that has been as disrespected except perhaps the Fantastic Four.
Very few women can kick butt, get sweaty, and still look good doing it; Milla Jovovich is certainly one of them! A model turned actress who loves video games… and no, you guys aren’t dreaming, she’s REAL! At the recent Comic-Con she sat down to talk about the Resident Evil franchise and about kicking ass and taking names. Milla covers everything from talking about here high flying wire stunt work on the film to getting punched in the face a few times. Talk about 3D action… damn! However, the most interesting and compelling part of her interview is when she discusses the importance of her character Alice and her commitement to be a strong female character. Jovovoich comments:
“Resident Evil’ has always been an independent movie, which I think is very special about it. It’s not a studio
concoction. We started as a tiny, little European action film, and everybody involved, Paul, myself and
Michelle Rodriguez, were into the game. That was the birth of this franchise. It was just people who really
love the games, who really love the characters, and love to kick butt and take no prisoners, and girls enjoying
taking on these tough parts.
It’s always great for women to be given strong parts and be believable in them. The fact that we
are promoting the fourth film is a real testament to the passion we put into the movies and to the love, and
the hard work, and the excitement we have filming them.
In Japan, literally 95 percent of the viewers are girls that go see these movies, and in America it’s the
opposite. Girls in Tokyo really, really need these strong role models, where I think women in
America think the films are too violent. Japanese girls are normally so polite and so quiet that they
need that outlet.”…
So ok I’m not trying to be NerdBastard’s resident feminist, but it is empowering to seeing women taking charge like this and executing strong female values. In today’s society it seems like a lot of women are content with being passive and not going for what they want in life. Ladies take note: this is one cool with a great message! And men, are you really gonna argue with Milla? She’s hot, and can probably kick your ass! Also, check out a great video of Milla’s interview for the latest film of the Resident Evil franchise and see just how cool she really is! (more…)
Get ready to start narrating your life while you walk down the street!!!
I was a huge fan of Mtv’s THE STATE back when I was 13-15 years old. Which means I love repetitive humor. I love literal humor, and nothing comes this literal. Resident Evil: Afterlife got the treatment and it is so goddamned funny, it deserves repetitive viewing. (Via ToplessRobot)