I remember watching Solomon Kane for the first time and thinking Bassett would be perfect for a Silent Hill film. The look and tone of it just fit so well. I was super psyched when I heard he got it.
The failings of the first film are completely down to the script. It’s patchy as hell and it has the world's all time most useless subplot (Sean Bean wandering around doing...stuff). It was a great visual ride (the soundtrack was fantastic too) but the story left a lot to be desired. With Bassett onboard I'm sure he'll bring the heart to it that was missing the first time around.