Silent Hill 2 Screenwriter Sentenced to a Year in Jail


Just two weeks ago it was announced that screenwriter Roger Avary and producer Samuel Hadida had signed up to return for Silent Hill 2. If the production is going to stick with Avary, however, they may have to wait a while as the Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction writer has just been sentenced to a year in jail for causing a fatal traffic crash in Southern California. He’s also received five years of probation.

Avary pleaded guilty in August to gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving for the 2008 crash that killed a passenger in Avary’s Mercedes in Ventura County. Authorities say Avary’s car was traveling at more than 100 mph when it crashed into a telephone pole.

Avary’s wife was ejected from the vehicle and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Avary, who co-wrote the screenplay for Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf, was also attached to direct and write the video game adaptation Return to Castle Wolfenstein.