Michael J. Bassett is a British writer and director hired to create Silent Hill: Revelation.
Bassett was originally more interested in animals than filming, attending school for a zoology degree. He began work as a wildlife photographer, then moved on to presenting science and nature segments on Get Fresh. He later realized his love for filmmaking, and went on to write Deathwatch, which he stubbornly demanded for him to be allowed to direct. The studio gave in, and Bassett helmed the film. After this, he directed the films Wilderness, Solomon Kane, and Silent Hill: Revelation.
As of 2012, Bassett is involved in the production of the TV series Strike Back.
Silent Hill: Revelation
Originally, Silent Hill: Revelation was set to be written by Roger Avary. After charges of vehicular manslaughter, Avary was removed from the film, and the script was passed around. Bassett eventually got wind of the project, and asked to be attached. He rewrote Avary's script and was given the role of director.
Before filming, Bassett posted blog entries asking for fan opinions of eligible actresses for Heather Mason and Claudia Wolf, Revelation's primary protagonist and antagonist. Bassett used his blog to keep fans informed of the film's progress and promotion.
After the release of the film, Bassett apologized to any fans disappointed with the film on his blog and has remained uninvolved in the Silent Hill series since then.