So while Neil Gaiman might be busy adapting his own books left and right into screenplays; one script that he is definitely not working on is the sequel to Silent Hill. Gaiman had been working with Silent Hill writer Roger Avary on the script to the upcoming motion capture extravaganza Beowulf, sparking rumors that Gaiman was going to write the script for the sequel to the video-game inspired horror. Gaiman posted on his personal blog however that any talk of his involvement was just idle internet gossip, saying "If I get home to find an invitation to write Silent Hill 2 with Roger is waiting for me I'll let you all know, but for right now I think it's a discredited internet rumour". Silent Hill fans can rest easy knowing that Avary will be returning to write the script with French director Christopher Gans also back at the helm.

So it looks like Gaiman will be busy working on his own scripts and I admit I'm always a little worried. Part of me is excited to see how some of my favorite books will turn out on screen, and the other part of me is terrified that they are just going to screw it up (especially when it comes to the never-ending talk of an American Gods movie). With the upcoming film versions of Stardust, Books of Magic and Coraline it looks like I'm going to get plenty of chances to find out.

[via Dark Horizons]