Now that’s he’s officially not doing The Hobbit, Guillermo del Toro is focusing on his other project, the inSANE video game trilogy developed in partnership with THQ. It’s not going to be released until 2013 which gives them plenty of time to perfect the game, on which del Toro will serve as external creative director. There will be nail-biting horror, jump-worthy suspense – and yes – tentacled creatures.
“With this new series of video games, I want to take players to a place they have never seen before, where every single action makes them question their own senses of morality and reality,” del Toro said in a press release.
Although he’s a gamer at heart, del Toro follows a line of notable directors/failed video game creators. Stephen Spielberg’s Boom Blox, created in partnership with EA Games, fizzled – and we bet most of you don’t even know what the game is. Zack Snyder has yet to release any video games with EA though he’s had the deal since 2008. And remember Peter Jackson’s Halo Chronicles? In the opposite vein, Keith Arem who created Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be releasing Frost Road in 2011, which besides getting a lot of buzz from being the first movie helmed by the video game director has mysteriously disappeared from the radar.
At the very least it gives some time to (try to) forget his almost directing The Hobbit, which is still a sore subject for him according to the LA Times. “Every experience leaves behind some knowledge, scars or smiles that can be put to good use,” Del Toro said to the publication, adding that he was sick of all the questions. He’s not saying goodbye to the big screen though: He’ll be directing an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness with James Cameron producing.
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