A recently-announced sequel might have hit a new stumbling block. The Associated Press is reporting that Silent Hill 2 screenwriter Roger Avary has been sentenced to a year in jail, stemming from a drunk-driving accident that took the life of a passenger.

Avary was arrested after the 2008 crash in Ventura County where his Mercedes crashed into a telephone pole, going in excess of 100 mph. Avary pled guilty in August to gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving and, along with his yearlong jail sentence, Avary was sentenced to five years probation.

It isn't quite clear yet how Avary's sentencing will affect Silent Hill 2, which was announced two weeks ago. However, when originally announced, it was said that production on the film was set to start as early as next year.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any new developments regarding the progress of a Silent Hill 2 sequel.