‘Return to Silent Hill’: Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson Set to Star in Psychological Horror Thriller From Director Christophe Gans!!

Los Angeles, CA (March 15, 2023)Jeremy Irvine (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, War Horse) and Hannah Emily Anderson (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Jigsaw) will star in the new psychological horror Return to Silent Hill. Christophe Gans (Beauty and the Beast, Brotherhood of The Wolf), director of the first Silent Hill feature, is returning to reprise his role at the helm of this next installment in the film franchise. Written by Gans, Sandra Vo-Anh (Beauty and the Beast) and William Josef Schneider, Return to Silent Hill is based on SILENT HILL 2, the second and most popular game in KONAMI’s successful video game series.

The film follows James, a man broken after being separated from his one true love.  When a mysterious letter calls him back to Silent Hill in search of her, he finds a once-recognizable town transformed by an unknown evil. As James descends deeper into the darkness, he encounters terrifying figures both familiar and new and begins to question his own sanity as he struggles to make sense of reality and hold on long enough to save his lost love.

Return to Silent Hill is produced by Victor Hadida (upcoming The Crow starring Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs, Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises) under his Davis Films banner. Also behind the production are Hassell Free ProductionsMolly Hassell (upcoming The Crow starring Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs, Terminal starring Margot Robbie, Braven starring Jason Momoa) and David Wulf (Call Jane, The Card Counter, Inheritance).

Production is set to start in April in Germany and Eastern Europe. The Veterans are handling international sales, with CAA Media Financing repping domestic rights.

“Return to Silent Hill is a mythological love story about someone so deeply in love, they’re willing to go to hell to save someone,” explained director Christophe Gans. “I’m delighted to have the wonderful talents of both Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson take us on this journey into a psychological horror world that I hope will both satisfy and surprise fans of SILENT HILL.”

“Christophe and I have been working closely with our partners at KONAMI, as they update the video game, to also create a version of SILENT HILL for the theatrical audiences of today,” said producer Victor Hadida. “You will still find the iconic monsters – but there will also be new designs. We are confident that this new film and KONAMI’s updated game together will propel the SILENT HILL franchise forward for years to come.”

SILENT HILL 2 is the second installment of KONAMI’s popular video game series. Originally released in 2001 for PlayStation 2, SILENT HILL 2 is widely considered the best game in the series. In October 2022, KONAMI announced three new games in the SILENT HILL series were in production: SILENT HILL: DownfallSILENT HILL: f; and a reboot of SILENT HILL 2.

French filmmaker Christophe Gans directed the hit 2006 adaptation of the beloved horror video game SILENT HILL starring Radha Mitchell and Sean Bean. His additional directing credits include the action-adventure film Brotherhood of the Wolf starring Mark Dacascos, Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel and the adaptation of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast starring Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux.

Jeremy Irvine gained notice for his leading role as Albert in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award nominated film War Horse. He later went on to star in the drama The Railway Man alongside Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, the horror sequel The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death with Helen McCrory and as Young Sam in the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. He was recently seen in Roadside Attractions’ biographical drama Benediction, Sky Cinema’s romantic comedy This is Christmas, and the Bourne action TV series spin-off, Treadstone.

Hannah Emily Anderson first became known for her portrayal of Eleanor Bonneville in Jigsaw, the eighth film in the iconic Saw franchise. She then went on to star in USA Network’s drama series “The Purge” based on the franchise of the same name as well as the film What Keeps You Alive, and joined the X-Men universe alongside Sophie Turner as Elaine Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Irvine is repped by UTA, Independent Talent Group, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Anderson is repped by The Gersh Agency, Atlas Artists, and GGA.


Davis Films, based in Paris, is one of the world’s leading independent production companies and has been directly involved in the production of over forty feature films. Along with leading French distributor Metropolitan FilmExport, Davis Films was owned and managed by Samuel and Victor Hadida for many years.  Following Samuel’s passing in 2018, the companies remain under ownership of the Hadida family and Victor’s management.

The first Davis production was Tony Scott’s True Romance, based on a Quentin Tarantino script.  Davis also teamed with Scott years later for Domino, starring Keira Knightley.  Davis is also known for its successful adaptations of Japanese Manga and videogames, including Crying Freeman (also directed by Gans), the Resident Evil franchise co-produced with Constantin, and the Silent Hill franchise.


Hassell Free Productions has produced and/or financed more than 20 critically acclaimed films to date, including noir crime thriller Terminal starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers; action thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa and Stephen Lang; Jon Avnet’s Three Christs starring Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins and Bradley Whitford and thriller The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood. The company’s recent productions include Endangered Species, an action drama set in the grasslands of Kenya starring Rebecca Romijn, Philip Winchester, and Jerry O’Connell and action thriller Rogue starring Megan Fox, both directed by MJ Bassett.  Hassell Free is currently working in collaboration with Davis Films and John Jencks’ Electric Shadow Company on Rupert Sanders’ modern reimagining of The Crow, starring Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs, now in post-production.


From Maxine Leonard PR

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