Guillermo del Toro’s trilogy of horror games was ditched by a restructuring THQ earlier this year. When his mate, Danny Bilson, left the embattled publisher there was a lot of speculation about how sensible it was to bank on an unproven videogame concept from a movie director. Sure enough, it wasn’t long before the company’s new boss, Jason Rubin, decided to drop their support for the project.
But it seems that Mr. del Toro isn’t quite ready to give up on his dream of a trilogy of terrifying games. He’s told a panel at the New York Comic Con that the project is being shopped around, looking for a new development team and someone to publish the games.
Guillermo del Toro would like Valve, in an ideal world. That makes some sense, that company is one of the few remaining who will take risks – or can afford to. But they’re also a developer known for keeping a tight grip on their development so welcoming a concept that’s already been in development might go against the company’s modus operandi.
Ellen McLain, the iconic voice of GLaDOS in Valve’s Portal games, was announced as the voice of an artificial intelligence in del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi movie, Pacific Rim which also stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Idris Elba. Sounds like it’ll be great, now if we can only get Jonathan Coulton to do the theme tune…