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Every new image I see from SILENT HILL makes me love it more and more...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a fuckin' gruesome and badass image from Christophe Gans' adaptation of the survivalist horror video game SILENT HILL. Those familiar with the game will recognize ol' Pyramid Head... I can't tell you how giddy I am for this film. Something just seemed right about Roger Avary and Christophe Gans collaborating on this project and I'm hoping they'll be the first to really show the world that video game movies aren't automatically crap, that it really is up to talented writers and directors to make a good movie... just as it is in any adaptation. A shitty writer/director can take a great book and turn it into a shitty movie. The same can be applied to video games.

Anyway, our good friends (and gore fanatics) over at Bloody-Disgusting had a link to this site, BlairWitch.de, that had the image, but that site seems to now have a blank page. I gots the image, though , so check below for the pointy-headed evil bastard and that poor... uh... human?... that met up with him!





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  • Feb. 16, 2006, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Mmmmmmmm...

    by CloudCleaver

    Radha Mitchell and Silent Hill ... together. Can't wait.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Cool! What's the background on this film?

    by Trazadone

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 8:58 a.m. CST

    First!

    by Kung Fu Hustler

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Damn you all to hell!!!!!

    by Kung Fu Hustler

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Ummmm

    by garcicr

    Looks like a toy to me

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Never played the game...

    by Redrockmullet

    But I'd do that chick sideways!

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Good Gravy...

    by DrManhattan

    There are very few instances that inspire me to post on talkbacks, but that... dear me! Silent Hill has now become the most anticipated film of 2006 without exception... Well... Silent Hill and This is England

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:14 a.m. CST

    for accuracy, shouldn't he be called tetrahedron-head?

    by newc0253

    never played the game & probably won't bother see the movie but that's a cool pic.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST

    hmm

    by PushTheButton

    It's kinda sad when my shitty little blog shared between friends posts something before AICN does. Still whatever gets people psyched for Silent Hill is cool with me. It looks amazing. The stuff PH does in this movie... and i thought raping mannequins was drawing the line...

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST

    C'mon, without Uwe Boll behind the camera ...

    by chrth

    how can we take this flick seriously? >_<

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Pyramid Head

    by Bob of the Shire

    Is one hell of a memorable character from the SH2. He scared the shit out of me on several occasions.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:29 a.m. CST

    That&#39;s badass!!!

    by Johnno

    But I wanna seea shot oh &#39;im swinging that huge fuckin knife around! CHOP CHOP!

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Why a girl?

    by RealDoubleJ

    from what i know, the plot is purely SH1 but we still got to have a girly-girl with boobs flopping in the dark to tell it? for shame you hetero-wankers

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 9:48 a.m. CST

    PushTheButton

    by arrangedletters

    No, what&#39;s sad is that you brag about knowing something before the largest gathering of geeks on the web. Are you trying to prove you have even less of a life than everyone else here?

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 10 a.m. CST

    I hope this movie does well just to piss off Uwe Boll

    by I Dunno

    He keeps blaming his shittiness on the fact that video game films aren&#39;t taken seriously, I hope this thing wins an Academy Award.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST

    This is going to be Avary&#39;s year...

    by Childe Roland

    ...if this and Beowulf kick as much ass as they appear to be winding up to kick. Good for him.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 10:35 a.m. CST

    As someone who&#39;s played the games...

    by Orionsangels

    It&#39;s very faithful to the game. I saw the trailer as well and it had that creepy hazy looking world about it, like the silent hill game. Silent hill&#39;s never been about scaring the crap outta you, like Resident evil games. They&#39;re more about making you feel uncomfortable and the disturbing the crap outta you.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Someone has to do THE SUFFERING!!

    by Russman

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST

    hmmmm.....

    by occams_razor

    I fully support that image.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 11:42 a.m. CST

    that "Staying Alive" movie...

    by Charlie Murphy

    my friend&#39;s going to have a geek-boner while watching Silent Hill the movie. he never shuts the hell up about how "COOOOL" the video games are, so he must be pretty stoked about the movie. anyway, it looks meh to me. i&#39;ll rent it. how will this be any different(better?) than all the other video game adaptations? as long as you promise me... PROMISE ME THIS... DO NOT HAVE TALKBACKS FOR THAT GOD-AWFUL STAYING ALIVE MOVIE. it looks like utter trash. if anyone on this site claims that it looks "badass" or "sweet", i may be forced to blow my brains out because i will know for sure that there is no God. Staying Alive looks terrible. Silent Hill may be worth a glance but for the love of all that may or may not be holy... do not watch or talk about staying alive. peace!

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 11:44 a.m. CST

    What the holy hell is that?!!

    by modlight

    Thats pretty badass. I wish I had the patience for videogames like that. I just never get bored with Driving around San Andreas.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 11:47 a.m. CST

    WonderCon showed an awesome scene with him....

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    (SPOILERS) Where he rips the skin off that bitch. Fucking hardcore as hell. I can&#39;t want to see this movie.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Its a fucking Rhombus

    by Baron Karza

    Know your shapes!

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST

    i&#39;ll never be as scared

    by lopan

    as I was playing through Silent Hill 2 for the first time. No other game or movie for that matter has ever succeeded in giving me the willies like SH2. there is no way the movie can possibly live up to that, but hopefully it will be pretty good.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Holy crap!! They got it right!!

    by elwen

    I swear... that IS Pyramid Head!!

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Scared as hell...

    by Akira'sCrow

    SH2 was asthetically better than SH1 and damn creepy, but nothing is worse than SH1. In the school when that grimey blue phone that&#39;s disconnected rings and Harry&#39;s daughter asks for help on the other line, dear god that fucked me up for hours.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Lopan...

    by -guyinthebackrow

    You lead a very sheltered life.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Re: on the subject of being a prick

    by PushTheButton

    letters, who&#39;s bragging? Everyone at wondercon, and the readers of whatever magazine it was that first published the image knew about this stuff before this site too. What&#39;s your point? Oh, a few clicks of the mouse on a Silent Hill film discussion landed me that pic 3 days ago. Thats *such* a strain on my time. How DO I get anything else done?

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Could this be the first GOOD Videogame movie?

    by Squashua

    Wow. I&#39;d really like that. I have hopes. Dreams. In a world where THEY F*CKED UP "ALONE IN THE DARK", OF ALL THE THINGS TO F*CK UP... ...if this does well, Eternal Darkness the movie...

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Counting down ...

    by godoffireinhell

    ... to when Sony C&D&#39;s AICN into removing that shot like they&#39;ve done with every other website. As if they could supress an image after they put it out (in the French version of Premiere magazine). Dudes, this is teh intarwebz! Get reaL!

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 2:07 p.m. CST

    I&#39;m a HUGE Silent Hill fan

    by Darth Melkor

    Played all 4 games repeatedly. And that picture is just... HOLY SHIT!

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST

    goddamn you first fuckers

    by oscarmike

    is your life that pathetic that the highlight of your day is being first to post on movie site

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST

    What? That image isn&#39;t from THE PRODUCERS?

    by Roguewriter

    Hmm. I think I must see this "Hill of Silence." Geek out.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 2:55 p.m. CST

    "Survivalist" Horror?

    by RonaldLark

    Not quite the genre I was expecting, but this is making me want to see the movie even more. So does it take place in the days leading up to Y2K terror, out in the Appalachian backwoods?

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 2:58 p.m. CST

    guy in the back row

    by lopan

    Whatever you say chief. Care to enlighten me on what I should be scared by instead, or did you just want to throw that clever little snap judgment in there?

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I dont play video games.....

    by Manaqua

    ...but christophe gans is the shit and that image looks frickin gnarly! GOod stuff....

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 3:32 p.m. CST

    I hope I hope I hope

    by filker-tom

    The first game was the scariest goddamn thing I&#39;d ever seen in my life. The next three aren&#39;t quite that intense, but they all have their moments. This just... might... work.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 3:54 p.m. CST

    avary

    by diskoh

    roger avary is hilarious. check out this interview he did at Supercult. http://tinyurl.com/7sqbn there should be more interviews about unicorns.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 4:04 p.m. CST

    PushTheButton, the point?

    by Avon

    "It&#39;s kinda sad when my shitty little blog shared between friends posts something before AICN does. " Yours is a shitty blog not read by anyone, this is AICN.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 4:38 p.m. CST

    am i wrong??

    by 81666

    but that looks like an action figure.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Remeber when some TBers were screaming that...

    by Novaman5000

    Pyramid head wasn&#39;t in the movie? Huh? Do ya? The only thing that concerns me is that story-wise, this film is similar to part 1, when really, pyramid head&#39;s presence was only really required by part 2&#39;s story. He&#39;s judgement, and he judges sinners. Sometimes that judgement involves a rusted pike.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Assuming Gans understands the symbolism...

    by BigTed

    Which I think he does, from reading interviews and from the fact that he isn&#39;t an idiot, then I think they&#39;ve probably twisted the meaning of PH slightly. In SH2 he wasn&#39;t only judgement, but also a mirror of James&#39; guilt (hence raping and destroying the mannequins i.e. the female form). From the amount of female characters they&#39;ve added to the flick something tells me that he&#39;s a reflection of an abusive male psyche or something. Maybe her husband. All this still sounds more suited to SH2 than SH1, though.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Love the pic... but...

    by Neosamurai85

    Are they sure that&#39;s not an action figure? Really. Look at it. Either way, very kickass. Though I kind of like the old scrap iron helmet more, but no biggie. BRING ON THE KNIFE!!! Peace.

  • Feb. 16, 2006, 11:37 p.m. CST

    This interview with gans should solve some mysteries

    by Johnno

    NO spoilers and explains his choices for changes and decisions etc. I&#39;m with &#39;im all teh way. Also Roger Avery described the possibility of Pyramid Head appearing to other people besides James SUnderland. They are the excutioners from teh sect of Valtiel. And apparently they&#39;re in the Konami recognized Silent Hill comics. Scroll down to find posted interview: http://www.silenthillforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1488&start=15

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Actually

    by Ridge

    They didnt get the name wrong. His head has four sides and a flat bottom. That my boys and girls, is a pyramid.

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Looks like The Cell 2

    by super_tuga

    Another shitty movie!

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 8:10 a.m. CST

    blah

    by BendersShinyAss

    thats freaky cool. reminds me of the pics coming out of iraq. oops. shhh.

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Oh jesus, Bender... I&#39;m mopping up my keyboard...

    by Roguewriter

    SILENT GHRAIB. Coming Summer 2007 to a dune near you... Kudos, sir!!

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 8:19 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is that?

    by Kristian66

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Silent Hill scared the PISS out of me (read on)

    by BendersShinyAss

    I was on shrooms and the highest quality weed you&#39;ve ever tasted.... and everyone falls asleep around me. so I find silent hill and load er up. As if walking through the foggy world wasn&#39;t creepy enough, i see a figure in the distance.... so I follow it. I mean, what the fuck was i thinking!? I&#39;m walking down alley ways and &#39;oowww, a bit of blood on the ground." but the deeper I go the more blood, getting messier and chunkier as I wonder. the ol&#39; heart muscles straining as the music swells and then something plocks out of the shadows and kills me!! Now if that didn&#39;t scare me enough, I&#39;d never played ANY games on this system and the fucking control VIBRATES. I threw the fucking thing and scored a direct hit on the temple of my best friend snoozing away. Needless to say - I&#39;ll be seeing this film!

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, what is THAT?

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    Christ almighty.

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    HEY MEATHEADS - Ummm that&#39;s a scale model - A TOY!!

    by Fish Tank

    Some of the other TBers are right. McFarlane perhaps? It&#39;s 100% a toy model. That in no way means it&#39;s in the movie. I&#39;ll wait for the retractions once you realize that.

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Even if that IS a shot of the toy,

    by Novaman5000

    Pyramid head&#39;s in the trailer too. Look closely, you&#39;ll see him.

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 10:57 a.m. CST

    by giger167

    Looks real to me, if you freeze frame the hi res trailer looks the same, hes dragging a body in his left hand and holding a big club or something in his right hand and body scale, butchers apron looks exactly the same. Film looks awesome can&#39;t wait, the siren always scared the shit out of me in the game :)

  • Feb. 17, 2006, 3:30 p.m. CST

    It&#39;s not "Silent Hill 1"

    by ericspowell

    Piramid Head is definitly in the trailer. As for his appearance pulling the film away from the original Silent Hill game, there are a host of other elements in the trailer that don&#39;t appear in the first game. The walls bleeding into the "other" Silent Hill is from #3. The nurses (while in 1) are definitly modled after #2. Etc. We all have to remember that this is an adaptation of a series. I for one love this series, but I do not want to see the game projected on a big screen. A large part of the scary elements of the game are internal, actually acting on your need to survive (or win) in an environment where your decisions directly influence the outcome. Movies do not act this way, the viewer doesn&#39;t have any control and therefore much less to lose. Movies have to be made differently to produce the same effects. i.e bringing in a new character to provide us with background on the Town. Do you really want to watch a movie character pickup a grimey green book and read eight pages of history?

  • Feb. 18, 2006, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Yah PH is in the trailer...

    by Darth Melkor

    I hope he becames kinda a pop icon after this film, a famous movie slasher like Pinhead or whatnot. You see him in the trailer at the part with all the roaches. It&#39;s a low side shot of him, and he&#39;s filling most of the right side of the screen.

  • Feb. 18, 2006, 6:08 a.m. CST

    please be better than resi evil

    by evilclosetmonkey

    as long as that donkey paul &#39;w.s&#39; anderson has nothing to do with it it should be good

  • Feb. 18, 2006, 8:42 a.m. CST

    This video game movie actually looks good.

    by The Founder

    I&#39;ll be there. Hope this one really turns out good.

  • Feb. 19, 2006, 1:03 p.m. CST

    THAT PICTURE IS CUT OFF. HERE&#39;S THE FULL PICTURE.

    by PsychoCrash

    Sorry for the caps, but this is important. http://kouja.free.fr/pyramid_head.jpg

  • Feb. 19, 2006, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Almost 95% of the time, movies with good images fail

    by krims0nknite

    They turn out to be crap or at the least mediocre movies. Batman Begins had a good trailer and good images, not that great of a movie. Hulk. A toooon of Japanese animes, Casshern, bunch of other flicks like The Immortal. The lesson? Fuck trailers and studio released pics, they mean dick all how a movie is going to turn out. We&#39;ll only know if this is a good movie when we&#39;ll actually see it. Very cool pics, but just remember it does not mean the movie will be the best horror ever.