He's been an outspoken fan of the medium for years now, but
soon, Guillermo del Toro will be a game maker himself.
The acclaimed director of films like Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy
series has signed a multi-year deal with publisher THQ to create a horror video
game trilogy called inSANE. He'll act as creative director, while the nuts and
bolts will be handled by developer Volition, best known for their work on
recent THQ hits like Saint's Row and Red Faction. THQ also announced that they'll
retain game rights, but del Toro will have the rights to any films based on the
Not much is known about inSANE thus far. The debut teaser
trailer offers precious little info beyond some crazy sound effects and a 2013
release date, though it sure looks creepy:
"With this new series of video games, I want to take players to a place they have never seen before, where every single action makes them question their own senses of morality and reality," said del Toro in a press release.
A self-professed fan of the genre, del Toro has a history with horror projects,
having directed 1997's Mimic and serving as executive producer on the more recent scarefest, Splice.