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Hollywood Directors Going Gaming?

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Guillermo Del Toro is a well-known Hollywood director. He was man behind one of my favorite films, Pan’s Labyrinth and also directed both the Hellboy movies. The dude has some street cred around L.A.  This is why I think the news that he is going to lead development on a game from THQ is so huge.  I don’t believe any part of Hollywood has truly been able to see their little cousin as an equal, or successor, in the field of storytelling. Apparently someone wants to prove me wrong.  I quote the article above.

For his part, Guillermo del Toro decided to work with THQ on the newly revealed inSane because he believes that gaming “is one of the most immersive mediums for storytelling right now.” We asked him to tick off a few specifics, and he dutifully did. “Left 4 Dead has passages that are incredibly scary. Silent Hill is great, and Shadow of the Colossus was incredibly moving. There are Call of Duty moments that are better than any war movie.”

I don’t know if I agree that Call of Duty is better than any war movie, definitely more fictionalized, but overall I think what he said is huge.  Through simple logic, what is more captivating, watching someone go insane or playing through someone going insane. By the way, that’s the name of Toro’s game, insane, which was announced on spike TV’s VGA awards this weekend.  However the details of this work are few and far between, I cant help but say im more than excited to keep my thumb on the pulse of this project, and wouldn’t be surprised if some other directors decided to join the video game ban wagon.


Written by deanrex

December 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

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