Shooting this winter in Toronto, the sequel, based on the acclaimed survival horror video game created by Konami, was recently announced during the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif.
"It's early days, and I'm keeping details of the plot secret for now, but it's going to be a sequel to the first film whilst trying to remain true to the plot of Game 3, and will also work as a stand-alone movie for people who don't know the series," Bassett ("Solomon Kane") said in an interview with Empire.
"Revelation 3D" will apparently focus on a teenage girl plagued with nightmares involving Silent Hill, which holds the mystery of her father's disappearance.
"It was a real challenge writing it, and I spent a long time revisiting the games and reading just about every little piece of material I could find on the mythology," Bassett explained. "Of course, my choices may not please everyone, but the ambition is to give the audience a twisted, intense and terrifying experience, following a really interesting story, anchored by a terrific cast giving great performances.
"It's more than you get from most horror movies these days, I know, but I figure why not aim high and try to bring a bit of quality back to a genre that's rarely treated with respect?"
Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody, who teamed with Gans on the original film, will once again produce.