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Guillermo del Toro On Silent Hills: “It’s Not Gonna Happen”


UPDATE FINAL: Well, this is certainly disappointing. In a statement to Kotaku, Konami has confirmed that Silent Hills has officially been canceled. However, “discussions on future Silent Hill projects are currently underway,” involving both Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro.

UPDATE 1: A source speaking to IGN said that del Toro’s involvement with Silent Hills is no longer. Furthermore, Norman Reedus has taken to Twitter, talking about how he was “really looking forward” to working on the project. Whether or not Silent Hills will continue without Kojima, del Toro or Norman Reedus’ involvement has yet to be seen.

ORIGINAL: In a revelation that will assuredly make a lot of fans out of Konami, when asked about the status of video game project Silent Hills, famed director Guillermo del Toro said, “It’s not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.” He passed along this sad revelation during an extended interview, called “An Evening With Guillermo del Toro,” during the San Francisco International Film Fest. The quote comes from a photojournalist who was in attendance.

The news about Silent Hills isn’t particularly shocking, considering the fact that the playable teaser, aptly named P.T., is scheduled to be removed from the PlayStation Store on April 29. Considering that it’s free and won’t be part of a precursor to Hideo Kojima’s vision for the game, I’d highly suggest downloading this piece of now iconic history of what could have been an authentically horrifying and scary entry in the Silent Hill series.

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Considering the fact that Guillermo del Toro and The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus were involved with this project, alongside Hideo Kojima, you have to figure that the ongoing rift between Konami proper and the Kojima team has reached a truly unrecoverable limit of animosity. With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain being released on September 1st on consoles (September 15th on PC) and now, seemingly, the original vision for the Silent Hills project is dead, perhaps Hideo Kojima will finally keep his word on bowing out of the video games industry. Hopefully, that is not the case.

h/t NeoGAF

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