God of War Director Wants To Do A Silent Hill Remake!
Cory Barlog made it clear that he wants to do a Silent Hill remake on social media. Read on…
and let me do it. https://t.co/2sCJ8WTGQk
— Cory Balrog ? (@corybarlog) May 16, 2020
CelebNMovies247.com reports that the the director of 2018’s critically acclaimed God of War reboot expressed on social media that the following games – Metal Gear Solid, Twisted Metal, Xenosaga and Silent Hill – deserves a remaster.
There is one film in particular that Cory Barlog, the God of War director is most interested in, and that’s ‘Silent Hill.’
Silent Hill. and let me do it.
Distributed by Japanese entertainment giant Konami in 1999, Silent Hill is a survival horror game which puts you in the shoes of a father looking to retrieve his daughter from a secretive and sinister cult somewhere in the American countryside. Using fog and mist simulations to mask the low quality graphics of some of the earliest console generations, it’s widely regarded as one of the greatest video games ever made.
Although it spawned several sequels, its franchise has not seen a new installment since 2012. In 2014, Hideo Kojima, creator of the aforementioned Metal Gear Solid series, said he was working on a new Silent Hill title in collaboration with Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, and while their joint venture was rumored to have made it pretty far into development, it was ultimately cancelled when Kojima fell out of favor with industry overlord Konami.
Kojima aside, Barlog, as the force behind some of the most beloved games ever made, may very well be the only other person with enough experience necessary to successfully resurrect an intellectual property of such legendary proportions. Indeed, after directing the second God of War game for the PS2 in 2007, Barlog spent some time working with George Miller on a game adaptation of Mad Max: Fury Road, and also served as a creative supervisor for Crystal Dynamics’ 2013 Tomb Raider reboot before finally returning to Sony to continue Kratos’ journey.
Since remakes are huge again, a Silent Hill remake by Barlog would be interesting.