Guillermo Del Toro Still Doesn’t Know What Happened To Silent Hills
Remember the terrifying game teaser (titled P.T.) that surfaced in the PS4 store a little over a year ago? An early preview of Silent Hills–the ninth game in the Silent Hill series–this was a collaboration between game director Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) and Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro. More unsettling than most films in recent memory, this demo promised genuinely groundbreaking horror–and then the game was abruptly cancelled.
This shocking twist has been attributed to complications in Kojima’s relationship with Konami, but del Toro remains puzzled by this outcome. “It was curious,” he told Bloody Disgusting in a recent interview. “We had a great experience and had great story sessions with hundreds upon hundreds of designs. Some of the stuff that we were designing for Silent Hills I’ve seen in games that came after, like The Last of Us, which makes me think we were not wrong, we were going in the right direction.”
The filmmaker went on to describe his hopes for the game, which might sound unrealistic to some, but the demo makes it clear that Kojima and GDT were on the right track. “I thought we would do a really remarkable game and really go for the jugular. We were hoping to actually create some sort of panic with some of the devices we were talking about and it is really a shame that it’s not happening. When you ask about how things operate, that makes no f*cking sense at all that that game is not happening.”
In other not-gonna-happen del Toro news, he recently tweeted about a dream adaptation:
Book of the Day: PET SEMATARY by Stephen King. Unrelentingly dark and emotional. Compulsive reading. Would kill to make it on film.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) October 16, 2015
Unfortunately, del Toro is busy with countless other projects and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has already been announced as the director of the Pet Sematary remake. However, if del Toro is serious about killing someone, Fresnadillo is probably the ideal victim.