Contrary to the rumors before that Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima is planning to make a new project, the beloved director who brought us movies like Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth told Shacknews recently that he will never get involved again in video games.
“I have proven to be the albatross of video games. 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,” said del Toro
Though the reasons behind him staying away from video game industry is invalid and funny at the same time, it seems that he thinks that he is the “bad luck” in video game companies he joined following his first video game project with THQ called inSANE and was already in development before it got cancelled in 2012 because THQ got bankrupt, and the recent cancellation of Silent Hills because Hideo Kojima and Konami already parted ways.
“I was in an apprenticeship. I learned a lot from Kojima-san, of course, and I learned a lot from my experience at THQ. I did. It changed the way I see narrative. We put two years of work in THQ. It was insane. We mapped it out, we did the viable, we did the outlines, we did the screenplay. We did a bunch of stuff. I know some of the tricks, or the stuff that I wanted to learn, I learned. Then I 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.” del Toro added.
It seems that del Toro and Kojima is staying as good friends and as long as this relationship is going strong, I will still hope for a possible collaboration on Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, it may not be in video games, but in movies.