Director Guillermo Del Toro known for directing movies as “Pacific Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy 2,” open up about the cancellation of “Silent Hills.”
“Honestly that’s what surprised me. It was a sort of scorched earth approach. It was not a gentle and ambiguous cancellation,” Del Toro told IGN a few days ago.
What Del Toro is talking about is the collaboration between him and former Konami game developer Hideo Kojima who parted ways with game publisher Konami not too long ago.
Konami terminated “Silent Hills,” after Kojima’s departure with the company and pulled off of the Playstation Network, “P.T.,” a demo version of what the “Silent Hill’s,” franchise would have developed with Del Toro’s cinematic vision and Kojima’s story telling.
“Hideo and I have been in touch and he knows he would be the only guy I would follow to the ends of the earth on anything. I think if anything can be rescued, I will be more than happy,” said Del Toro.
Strike number two for Guillermo Del Toro for trying to collaborate on a game with a bad ending. Del Toro was about to work on a game back 2010 called “Insane,” from THQ and that ended on a sad note. THQ filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and that game got cancelled as well.
“Well, you know, I’ve tried twice and I don’t know if I’ll ever come back to the form. In one instance, the company went down, and in the second, the completely unexpected happen, which was Kojima and Konami separating. It’s kind of left me reeling,” said Del Toro.
Guillermo Del Toro’s next movie “Crimson Peak,” stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam, is slated to be released on October 16 of this year.