Guillermo Del Toro Going To Do Video Games

Guillermo Del Toro, the director behind Cronos and the big screen version of Hellboy, has walked from the Hobbit movie. He has plans! Video game plans.

"One of the things we're announcing in the next few weeks is a big deal with a big company," the filmmaker tells MTV. "We're going to do games that are going to be technically and narratively very interesting. It's not a development deal. We're going to do it. We're doing them. And we're going to announce it soon enough."

Del Toro would not divulge any more info, stating that said company "would probably shoot me in the head." But what kind of gaming tastes does he have?

In 2008, Del Toro told Edge, "I absolutely loved BioShock. I loved the world, the design, the lighting, the beautiful art direction and cinematography. I'm a fan of Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Devil May Cry. I love them all. The first Silent Hill was so beautiful, almost like a Lynch, Polanski or Romero type of horror experience..."

Continuing, he said he loved "the engine of GTAIV", but confessed he was not a big fan of the game itself.

"There are only two games I consider masterpieces," Del Toro add. And they are? "Ico and Shadow of the Colossus."

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    Woah. If he were to direct and/or write a video game, it could be amazing. Can't believe you guys left out Pan's Labyrinth, by far his best film along with The Devil's Backbone.

    To see that he is a fan of BioShock, Ico & SOTC, and his filmography, he could make one amazing game with the right company.

    Please not be Activision...

    +1 Say 'no' to Activision
    +1 del Toro's awesome

    Apparently Del Toro just got the go ahead to direct a film based on H.P Lovecraft’s “At the mountains of madness” short story. And I can’t think of anyone better for the job. The Lovecraft universe has always been about monsters so grotesque and out of this world that a single look could turn a man insane. Del Toro has a good eye for making monsters look awesome in his films. I saw a doco a few weeks ago about Lovecraft that featured Del Toro heavily, and he seems to actually have a huge interest and understanding of the themes of Lovecraft’s work.

    From the news I’ve read. Just about all studios passed on the movie at first because a Lovecraft film doesn’t really follow any winning Hollywood formula. Usually all the main characters die or go insane, and sometimes his work had less than subtle racism and themes of xenophobia. But now that James “Avatar” Cameron has signed on as producer, everyone wants to make this film. Let’s hope he’s one of those producers in name only. The last thing I want to see is Cthulhu fall in love with a blue version of Sam Worthington.

    Why do all the articles I read about this guy mention Hellboy, and leave out Pan's Labyrinth? Classic fairy tale (as in full of blood, death, and horror). He could do well with telling stories in a game setting, he seems to have a good understanding of what needs to be 'told', what needs to be 'shown' and what can be left alone :)

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