Gans, the director of the upcoming movie adaptation of Silent Hill
, actually played the game — before he
got the job. What's more, he loved the game enough to strike a deal with a friend to film Gans pitching his ideas about
the movie and later, insert Japanese subtitles. Gans then had the 37-minute tape shipped to Konami headquarters in
Japan. Konami ended up screening the tape for the entire staff.
Luckily, Brotherhood of the Wolf
(Gans' previous film) was just making the rounds in Japan at the time, and Silent Hill's
Yamaoka, realized that Gans would be capable of handling the game's movie adaptation (i.e. he wasn't just a delirious
fanboy). Needless to say, Gans got the job. "If tomorrow I wanted something else, I would do exactly the same
thing,” says Gans.