Guillermo del Toro: inSANE video game will be ‘immersive, powerful’ Lovecraftian adventure

LATimes - "A few years ago, Guillermo del Toro met with a number of video-game publishers to pitch an idea, but things didn’t go well. The fan-favorite director of such pictures as “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” found most companies weren’t interested in spending tens of millions of dollars to develop a completely original idea conceived by an outsider.

“They were all very resistant and conservative,” Del Toro recalled. “It was like the worst version of a movie studio meeting.”

Now, del Toro is one of the most in-demand directors in Hollywood and finally has found his home in the video-game world too. The filmmaker is partnering with THQ, a midsize Calabasas-based publisher still seeking its first big hit not based on a license, to create a trilogy of games called inSANE. Del Toro describes the games as “Lovecraftian horror adventure” with a “pulp narrative and creatures with tentacles.”"

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Lionhead2864d ago (Edited 2864d ago )

Am I the only one getting malware detected in my browser? lol

I WAS excited for this game when I heard Del Toro was making one, but 2013 is too far away for me to care atm especially with only a teaser with tentacles and a title.

Just read it's a planned trilogy as well which will span 8-10 years to make all of them lol It better be damn good!

Game-ur2864d ago

Something like Eternal Darkness maybe?

jony_dols2863d ago

Del Toro and Peter Jackson are good friends,
both of them have been interested in creating a
proper independent VG for years.

I have no doubt that PJ will have a considerable input in the games development. Which probably means the game will be Hollywood epic, and both Del Toro & PJ have some quality horror pedigree! Having PJ on the sideline is always a good thing. Just look at District 9.

firefoxprime2864d ago

I love how Toro hyped up his upcoming game...only for it to be some blurry clips in darkness. Now that was a teaser down right. As in we have "no" idea what to expect from the game. Oh wait. Except horror stuff.

Chris3992864d ago

If anyone can pull off a decent Cthulu mythos, it's him.

NecrumSlavery2864d ago

Checkout Castlevania, The entire game is breathing in that mythology. I didn't know until the credit that MercurySteam is a Spanish development team. The game screamed Pan's Labryth the whole way through. I loved it.

On inSANE: I want to see something else. Or at least know what the game is about. The teaser just said "Ju-On The Grudge" too me. I want that Latin Horror, that is unoften used in media today.

Chris3992864d ago

One of my favorite games this year. They just need to tighten up the controls a bit more for the sequel, everything else was perfect.

Croash2864d ago

What's very good about this project is that they are aiming for a 2013 release.

Knowing what people can do with today's technology, imagine what kind of magic Del Toro and his team will possess to create their "immersive" and "powerful" horror game.

At least one thing is for sure, they aren't rushing anything.

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