RISING STARS ADELAIDE CLEMENS & KIT HARINGTON TO TOPLINE SAMUEL HADIDA & DON CARMODY’S SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D
FILM BASED ON THE BEST SELLING KONAMI VIDEOGAME FRANCHISE TO BEGIN LENSING ON MARCH 7 IN TORONTO
Toronto, Canada – March 7, 2011: Davis Films producer Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody announced today that rising star Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins : Wolverine, Vampire, Camilla Dickinson, Wasted on the Young, next starring in Mad Max: Fury Road) and Kit Harington (HBO’s upcoming series Game of Thrones) will top-line Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The film begins lensing in Toronto on March 7th and is directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch). Alliance Films will distribute in Canada. International sales are being handled by Lionsgate.
Hadida and Carmody most recently produced Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Wentworth Miller. Past collaborations include Resident Evil: Apocalypse and the earlier Silent Hill.
Hadida said: “We are all excited to have the Silent Hill team reunited in Toronto. With Michael at the helm, we will be building on the first film and taking Silent Hill into new territory with an exciting storyline and visuals that should grab both new audiences and fans of the Silent Hill franchise.”
Carmody added: “Adelaide is breaking out of the indie world with commercial features such as X-Men and the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road. She and Kit are emerging young talent and their chemistry and dynamics make them a brilliant addition to the Silent Hill team.”
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is based on the acclaimed survival horror videogame franchise by KONAMI and is the sequel to Hadida and Carmody’s earlier Silent Hill directed by Christophe Gans. For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
Clemens is repped by UTA and manager Ashley Josephson while Harington is repped by CAA.
About Don Carmody Productions:
After leaving Cinepix where as head of production he produced David Cronenberg’s early shockers, Shivers and Rabid as well as Ivan Reitman’s seminal Meatballs with Bill Murray, Don Carmody started his own production company in 1980. Among his early hits were Porky’s and its many sequels, the extremely popular Weekend at Bernie’s films and other raucous comedies like The Whole Nine Yards, Lucky Number Slevin and The Late Shift. He also continued his affection for horror with films such as Wrong Turn, Gothika, Orphan and of course, Silent Hill. His most recent theatrical release, the fourth in his popular Resident Evil franchise has gone on to amass over 300 million internationally at the box office
About Davis Films
Davis Films, based in Paris and Los Angeles, 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 is owned and managed by Samuel and Victor Hadida.
Hadida’s first production was Tony Scott’s True Romance, which was based on a script by Quentin Tarantino. Hadida recently announced that he’s teaming up with Scott for a third time on a crime thriller starring Academy Award Nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2, The Expendables). Davis is also known for its successful adaptations of Japanese media, including Crying Freeman, with Christophe Gans directing, the Resident Evil franchise, and Silent Hill, also directed by Gans.
Konami Digital Entertainment is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami’s titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at http://www.konami.net/. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM.
ABOUT ALLIANCE FILMS
Alliance Films, Inc. is one of the top five international independent filmed entertainment companies in the world. A leading multinational distributor, co-financier and producer of filmed entertainment, its member companies, Alliance Films and Alliance Vivafilm (Canada); Momentum Pictures (UK) and Aurum Producciones (Spain), offer integrated delivery of content in all media. Key production alliances include: a co-production and acquisitions deal with Italy’s Medusa Film; a first-look deal with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman’s See-Saw Films, which yielded the The King’s Speech; production joint venture with IM Global’s Automatik label; and a five-picture deal with Paranormal Activity producers Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider with upcoming titles that include Barry Levinson’s The Bay and James Wan’s Insidious. Current and upcoming films where Alliance Films has an equity position or otherwise enabled projects to be financed include: multiple Academy Award® winner The King’s Speech, The Woman in Black, Safe, Hobo with a Shotgun, Area 51, Goon, and The Moth Diaries.