Rules of Attraction director Roger Avary, who won an Oscar for co-writing Pulp Fiction with Quentin Tarantino, is working on the Silent Hill movie, judging by a recent update to his journal and a writing credit on the Internet Movie Database.
Silent Hill gets a mention almost in passing in Avary's journal, as the acclaimed writer bemoans his Powerbook laptop's newfound inability to open his preferred screenwriting software. "It's a disaster because I was just about to begin work on rewriting 'Silent Hill' for French director Christophe Gans," Avary writes.
Although it is not clear just what Avary's role is as such at the moment - whether he's working with storywriter Nicolas Boukhrief, doctoring the script, or what-have-you -he is still almost certainly the highest profile director to work on a videogame adaptation to date.
Up to now, details on the Silent Hill movie have been few and far between. Speaking to Eurogamer recently, Konami's Akira Yamaoka said: "We wish to do some collaboration on it. Obviously the movie industry is a lot bigger than the games industry so if there's a Silent Hill movie it has quite an impact into the market, so we wish to help with it."
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