In a recent interview with Fangoria
, prolific horror film producer Don Carmody gave an update on the sequel to the 2006 film adaptation of Silent Hill
. Things are going less than awesome
, as Carmody explained production is "a little stalled now because of [writer/director] Roger Avary's [legal problems], so a little unsure yet." Carmody is referring to Avary's one-year prison sentence
, which he received after being charged with vehicular manslaughter following a fatal 2008 car accident.
Carmody went on to explain, "the original plan was Roger writing and polishing the screenplay, and when he had finished his thing, we'd begin full-blown preproduction. I'm not sure what's going on with that. We know we want to make Silent Hill 2
and have a basic outline for it. We'll have to see." According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department website
, Avary has been released from prison -- whether or not he's in the screenwriting mood remains to be seen.