We brought you news earlier this week (see here) on the Silent Hill trailer, but our excitement for the film has suddenly increased tenfold with the appearance of these seven character posters below.
Released simultaneously in the US and the UK on April 21st 2006, Silent Hill is a videogame to movie adaptation based on a Roger Avary screenplay, is directed by the stylish Christophe Gans (The Brotherhood of the Wolf) and stars Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean and Deborah Kara Unger.
We’re seeing it on April 18th, so we’ll be sure to bring you our verdict on the film shortly after. In the meantime, prepare to drool over this great artwork.
Synopsis: A child’s mysterious ailment. A helpless mother. An eerie, deserted city shrouded in mist, plagued by secrets. The mysteries are only beginning to deepen.
When young mother Rose (Radha Mitchell) desperate to find a cure for her daughter Sharon’s (Jodelle Ferland) bizarre illness refuses to accept a medical recommendation of psychiatric institutionalization, she flees with Sharon and heads for SILENT HILL, the town that her daughter continuously names in her sleep. Although her husband Christopher (Sean Bean) adamantly opposes, Rose is convinced the mysterious town holds the answers she so desperately needs.
But as her car approaches the deserted city’s limits, a mysterious figure appears in the road, forcing Rose to swerve and crash. When she comes to, Sharon is gone, and suddenly Rose accompanied by a determined police officer (Laurie Holden) from a nearby town is on a desperate quest in Silent Hill to find her child.
Immediately it’s clear that her destination left alone since devastating coal fires ravaged Silent Hill is unlike any place she's ever been: smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange, haunted beings, and periodically overcome by a living Darkness that literally transforms everything it touches.
As Rose searches for her daughter, she begins to learn the history of Silent Hill its violent, puritanical past and the origins of its accursed state and realizes that her daughter is just part of a larger, more terrifying destiny.