The director of Hellboy and the Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro, has confirmed reports that he is working with publisher THQ on a series of video games, including one horror game that diverges from the standard video game stuff.
Del Toro tells MTV Multiplayer that, yes, he is working with the publisher of Red Faction and Saint's Row on games that could start appearing as soon as 2013. The Mexican filmmaker says he's attached to some "big games" that are due to be announced soon, including one horror game, which he vaguely describes to MTV.
"It's horror...but it's a very different type of horror game," the director says. "It's not survival horror. It's truly a strange, geeky mix. It's a Lovecraftian thing. Let's leave it at that."
The director is currently attached to a film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness, slated for a 2013 theatrical release. That project's probably going to be pretty darn Lovecraftian too.
THQ has been making significant moves in drawing big name creators this year. It has announced a deal to publish games from Ninja Gaiden creator Tomonobu Itagaki and Brutal Legend creator Tim Schafer. It also has deals with the SyFy network for projects based on Red Faction and de Blob, and recently poached Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets.
Guillermo del Toro Confirms, Details THQ Game Series [MTV Multiplayer]