Speaking to Shacknews del Toro suggested that he just has no luck when it come to projects in the videogame world:
"I have proven to be the albatross of video games,” he says. “I joined THQ, and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Konami.
"I have decided, in order not to destroy anyone else’s life, I have decided I will never again get involved in video games. Otherwise, I’ll join someone and his house will explode, or something."
While he’s probably overstating it he does have a point - Silent Hills has been totally shut down and his previous work with THQ, titled Insane, also stalled.
That said, del Toro also has a history of getting involved with movies which never get made, like the much mooted Hellboy 3 or the fact that he was originally in the frame to direct The Hobbit and actually co-wrote the script and worked on it for years.
While the filmmaker has spoken about how he’d like to work with Kojima again, it wont be on a game: " went to the side of Kojima-san, because he’s a master, and I can gladly say that we are friends and I love his work and I will continue learning from him as a friend. But I am not… if I join another video game, World War III will start."
Here’s the full interview with del Toro who is always entertaining to watch and listen to.
He was also chatting there about his work on The Strain TV show and he has a lot of great stuff to say about the use of digital and practical effects. Let’s remember he also has a new feature coming up quite soon in the form of Crimson Peak. And that looks typically dark and gothic and gorgeous.