Leigh Whannell, who wrote and starred in Saw, is setting up to take the lead in his second feature film (he did came in Matrix Reloaded)- which he also wrote. Signing up with Universal, Leigh may star in Silence, which James Wan (also of Saw fame) is directing. Read on for the full story. Silence, which starts shooting this summer in Toronto, is about a ghost ventriloquist named Mary Shaw…
“James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s “Saw” follow-up “Silence” is chugging along pretty fast. Whannell, who had a starring role in “Saw”, will apparently have a lead acting role in this baby too – due to kick off it’s shoot in June in Toronto.
The film tells the story of Jamie Ashen, a man who has had the finger pointed at him by those that feel he had to something to do with his wife’s murder. Ashen knows the truth – his wife received a strange ventriloquist’s dummy and it’s what caused her death. Ashen returns to the scene of the crime, the town of Raven’s Fair, and encounters Mary Shaw, a wronged and abused ventriloquist who now supposedly haunts the town, cutting out her victims’ tongues and stealing their voices in vengeance for her own loveless past.Swept up in destructive supernatural forces beyond his control, Jamie is determined to get to the heart of the matter – whatever the cost.”