News: Buit it's still a big secret right now.
Famed Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro has has told MTV News that he'll be getting into game development in a big way very soon.
"One of the things we're announcing in the next few weeks is a big deal with a big company. We're going to do games that are going to be technically and narratively very interesting. It's not a development deal. We're going to do it. We're doing them. And we're going to announce it soon enough," del Toro said.
The director didn't reveal the identity of this "big company," but he doesn't think they'd be very happy if he told, remarking the company "would probably shoot me in the head."
While we don't know anything official about del Toro's first game project just yet, this isn't his first flirtation with video games. Back in 2006, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the director and Ghostbusters
developer Terminal Reality were working together on a game called Sundown
. As Ghostbusters began to take up all of Terminal Reality's time, Sundown was pushed to the back burner. The developer swears its not cancelled, so maybe that's what del Toro plans to announce soon.
However, as cool as Ghostbusters was, Terminal Reality is not a "big" company. You know who is a big company? Warner Bros., that's who. And they happen to hold the video game rights to the movie version of The Hobbit
, which del Toro is writing and producing.
Or maybe it's neither of those projects and it's something else entirely. We'll just have to wait for "soon enough" to get here.