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Silent Hill: Revelation 3D director says he considered 'UFO ending' gag for movie

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The director of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D says he considered filming alternate endings for the film in the vein of the video game series' bizarre "UFO Ending" and "Dog Ending," long-running gags that contrast with Silent Hill's dark subject matter, but chose to spend his budget elsewhere.

In an interview with VentureBeat, Michael J. Bassett says that while those gag endings didn't make the theatrical cut, they may still find a way to reach Silent Hill fans.

"The difficulty is, doing that stuff costs money," Bassett says in explaining why they weren't filmed originally. "At the end of the day, I figured it was better to spend the money on the screen for the main movie.

"We've certainly talked about doing something on the DVD release — a little treat for the fans. It would be lovely to do it. It would be funny and, I think, well received. But sadly, there's nothing built into the theatrical version. Stay tuned for the DVD release. You never know what you're going to get."

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opened in theaters in the United States on Oct. 26 to poor reviews. The movie has grossed $13.8 million to date in the U.S. according to Box Office Mojo.

In the full interview, Bassett touches on other aspects of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D's narrative choices, particularly how he translated the sense of fear from the games and the inclusion of Silent Hill's iconic nurses and Pyramid Head.

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