Even though I may not be a huge fan of this series... mainly due to my own cowardice. I fully admit to saying that the original 3 (and 4 in some circles) are highly awesome games.
The movie coming out near halloween... is not even close. (sorry, video upload not working for this trailer.)
I swear, it is as though they just WANT to piss us off now. Even with the minimal things I know I about Silent Hill, this is a bastardization already. I am going to say this right here and now.
If you want a new great Silent Hill based thing ANYMORE. Tell all major studios to fuck themselves and make your own... I am being completely serious. When people are now making a damn Mother 4 it is also possible to make a fucking Silent Hill game nowadays. Sure, it may take a while. But let us all be honest here, the fans know more about the licence than ANYONE who works on the newer games and them movies.
Make a damn Silent Hill 5 or something YOURSELF! I know people here will say it is bad and all that... but look at what has been given us for the past few years. I would rather have a diehard fan of the series make a game with no experience whatsoever than newer studios and fucking movie companies. Can you guys really tell me that a fans passion is not as good as a bunch of shitty games or shitty movies? Fuck that. Many fan projects have been BETTER than the original games/movies/books quite a few times! Fuck, I have read better fan fiction of Mass Effect 3 than Mass Effect 3 itself! Even the... perverted ones are sadly better.
I know I am asking much. But let us be honest here. Silent Hill is a dead/dying franchise that is only running off of the original 3 (or 4) original games. Kinda like the Mother series which hasn't been re-released due to ungodly dumb copyright bullshit and also artistic integrity (those two words should honestly be banned IMO.)
Make your own people. It will most likely be better than anything Konami and any movie studio will ever produce. Fuck, who knows. If you do good enough they may offer you a job to make the games good again! Long shot, but it could happen... fuck, the United States always hires expert hackers and ultra criminals to work with them so it could happen with any situation really. You just gotta do it.