Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead has been chosen to star in the next installment of the Silent Hill video game series. Sony announced the incredible collaboration of Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro at the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany on Tuesday. The trailer, entitled Silent Hills, features a mysterious man walking down a dimly lit street. When his face is revealed, we recognize immediately that the man walking into the foggy town of Silent Hill is none other than Norman Reedus!
The teaser trailer is named “P.T.” and can be viewed in the PlayStation Store. The full length of the trailer is over 1 hour and sixteen minutes long, with Norman Reedus making his appearance at approximately the 1 hour and sixteen minute mark. While it is unknown whether Norman Reedus will play himself or another character that was created for him, we do know that Reedus will supply his voice and likeness to the game.
Of course, Norman Reedus is not the first actor to become a character in a video game. Kevin Spacey was featured in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Michael Jackson played himself in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, Mike Tyson played himself in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, and Burt Reynolds was featured in Saint’s Row The Third – just to name a few.
Hideo Kojima shared his vision for the Silent Hill series back in 2012:
“Silent Hill is in closed room setting and doesn’t require full action so that we can focus on the graphic quality. Enemy doesn’t have to be a lot or move fast. It only requires scariness by graphics and presentation. As being a creator making action game in open world, such game is very enviously attractive. Wish someone could create this on FOX engine.”
Well, it looks like Norman Reedus and Guillermo Del Toro are going to help make it happen!
What do you guys think of Norman Reedus’s appearance in the teaser trailer? Do you think this teaser hints at a Silent Hill movie starring Reedus? Sound off in the comments below!