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True gamers from the early 2000s would be more familiar with ‘Fatal Frame‘. The Playstation 2 might’ve not had the same enduring popularity its cousins Resident Evil and Silent Hill currently enjoy, but it was no slouch.
Set in Japan during the 1980s, players had to use the Camera Obscura to take pictures and pacify various ghosts that litter a certain residence. Think Outlast, but instead of fleeing your tormentors, you fight back using your video recorder.
It’s freaky but unique concept received critical acclaim – as it rightfully should – and spawned 6 games to date.
Now, Christophe Gans, who directed the okay-ish 2006 film adaptation of Silent Hill, is adapting Fatal Frame into a live-action movie. The French director talked about the project with French film site Allocine, as well as his plans for a new Silent Hill movie.
And while video game adaptations are rarely promising, Gans is at least adamant about staying true to the spirit of the games, so there’s a glimmer of hope.
‘[Fatal Frame] will take place in Japan. I especially don’t want to uproot the game from its Japanese haunted house setting.
And we’re also working on a new Silent Hill. The project will always be anchored in this atmosphere of a small American town, ravaged by Puritanism. I think it’s time to make a new one.’
There’s no word yet on a production or release date, but here’s hoping the video game gods finally take pity and grant us a decent film. Lord knows we’ve endured the worst.