EXCL: Avary Skips Trip to Silent Hill 2

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What’s the status on Nocturnals?

If the fog rolls in over the town of Silent Hill again, it will be without screenwriter Roger Avary. The scribe credited for Pulp Fiction, Killing Zoe and the Brett Easton Ellis adaptation The Rules of Attraction brought the video game world of the “Silent Hill” series to atmospheric life in last year’s film directed by Christophe Gans.

But in talking with Shock on the Paramount lot about his upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman and Robert Zemeckis, Beowulf, he reveals, “I’m not gonna do Silent Hill 2,” a pause, maybe to renege on that comment, then an assured, “If Christophe’s not gonna do it, I’m not…”

Then that settles that. When we had spoken to producer Don Carmody (here), he hinted that Gans was similarly too busy with other work and didn’t appear interested in following up his “Hill” film. This doesn’t mean the sequel was dead, however, a new installment will progress without the director and writer.

Meanwhile, Avary’s take on the spooky Dan Brereton comic book “The Nocturnals” is still trying to find some life. “I’m seeing Dan [Brereton] next week – he’s going to be at Comic-Con,” Avary says. “I’d love to see that made. I actually gave the comics to [Beowulf producer] Jeff Rapke and was like, ‘Check this out, this is the shit!'” Needless to say, “Nocturnals” fans will have to patiently wait a bit longer before they see Doc Horror, Halloween Girl and, more importantly, Gunwitch, on the big screen.

Source: Ryan Rotten