THQ fancy Guillermo Del Toro as a “great game director”

Posted By | On 15th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

Guillermo Del Toro of Pan’s Lanyrinth and Hellboy fame is supposedly “completely engaged” with the development of THQ’s upcoming InSane trilogy, and isn’t quite the name drop that many had speculated.

Danny Bilson, THQ’s publishing boss, told CVG that the “fiction flow” of Del Toro’s debut game is already complete. Bilson has described that upcoming title as “horrific action,” but not a full blown survival horror title as we know it.

Bilson has also said that “[Del Toro is] a hardcore gamer, he’s passionate about bringing some new thrills to gaming, he’s completely engaged with myself, Paul DeMeo – head of our writing team at THQ – and the guys at Volition who are making the game.”

“He’s already been out there [in Canada, to Volition’s studio]. We just got through the fiction flow of the game just before Holidays. He was in every meeting, he sat there all day long kicking stuff around. He’s funny as hell, a huge fan of games; he’s just like the rest of us. He’s not going anywhere. If he were here now, he’d tell you: ‘I do not want to be one of those film-makers who puts my name on something and doesn’t do the work.'”

“Is Del Toro a great game director? Hopefully we have the skills to filter his talent into that. He will learn tonnes [on the first game], and then on the second InSane he’ll be even more opinionated because he’ll know more things to poke at. Rest assured, this is a Guillermo Del Toro game for sure.”

Only time will tell how the InSane titles turn out.

Thanks to CVG for the info.

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  • I don’t think there is a difference between a game director and a game designer, you’re both making decisions.

  • lukepc92

    HMMMMM maybe a wee tad too pretentious here, Hellboy wasn’t exactly a masterpiece. I watched Pan’s Labrynth last night and I wasn’t overly impressed, I don’t see what he can bring to gaming.

    • Not implying you’re not talented but Watch Hell Boy once more, I think that takes creative skill. Trust me when I write, “It ain’t easy to make stuff but it’s easy to criticize.”

  • aquaman22

    Okay it’s time once again for Aqua to step in and drop some knowledge. Del Toro is a really good film director. I understand that this may be NOT translate well when diving into directing something completely different than films. BUT Del Toro is a director who does NOT make half-a$$ films. Every movie he’s made to MY knowledge has been nothing short of awesome. Although the Hellboy franchise is not exactly a masterpiece @ luke, it was nevertheless WELL received by the critics. Now whether or not people invested time and money to see is a different story. Pans Labrynth was a movie that was nominated and i think won oscars! lol and not for nothing but Blade 2 was a ton of fun to watch! It’s too bad he did not come back for the 3rd which sucked i’m sorry to say. the whole point is this: Del Toro is RESPONSIBLE meaning if he puts his name on something, HE will do it, and he will do it to the best of his abilities. IDK that insane will be a good game, but I like to think that whatever issues this first game is going to have, the second will perfect it. Aqua Out!

    • dh4645

      i hear ya. i honestly can’t wait to see what he’s got up his sleeve. if inSANE
      is half as imaginative as one of his movies it could be outstanding. the mans a genius. saw him on attack of the show a few months ago and he was really funny.

  • Thatruth86

    so this game hes directing is suppose to be scary interesting but needless to say i dnt think its going to any good having THQ bc what good game had they made in a long time i cant even think of one smh but you never know so we will just have to wait not that dont want to see this game but time will telll good luck to that man


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