Silent Hill is a 2006 horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary in conjunction with Christophe Gans and Nicolas Boukhrief. It was released in theaters on April 21, 2006 by TriStar Pictures.
The film is a loose adaptation of the first Silent Hill video game, which was developed by Team Silent and published by Konami. However, while there are strong similarities to the video games, there are many key differences to the point where the film is its own thing as it was never intended to be a fully faithful live-action recreation of the video game. It should not be considered a replacement for the video game. The film is also set in a separate continuity from the video games so it is non-canonical to the video games.
The film follows Rose Da Silva, a loving mother who takes her adopted daughter to Silent Hill, West Virginia, the only clue to her daughter's sleepwalking condition. Upon arriving in town Rose is knocked unconscious in a car crash, from which she awakens to find her daughter is missing in the fog engulfed town. During her search Rose discovers her daughter's connection to the town's disturbing history.
The film is followed by a sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation.
On January 31, 2020, director/writer Christophe Gans announced he would be making another Silent Hill movie.