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Guillermo del Toro to begin producing video games

08.06.2010
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If Guillermo del Toro directing IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS and producing THE HAUNTED MANSION for Disney wasn't enough del Toro news for you, you're in luck. The LA Times has confirmed that del Toro is finalizing a deal with video game publisher THQ ("Red Faction") to develop a series of games that are described as "ambitious" and aimed at adults.

While there are some projects already in the works between del Toro and THQ (potentially related to either of the above mentioned film projects), neither side of the partnership was ready to divulge any details until the financials were finalized.

The imagination of del Toro seems like it would be a perfect fit for the world of video games but many Hollywood types have tried to make the leap (Vin Diesel, for one) into producing video games with mostly disappointing results. The good news is that del Toro never just lends his name to a project without significant dedication and concern for the property. Let's hope it all plays out exactly like we'd want it to...

Extra Tidbit: THQ does a lot of movie-liscenced games, which makes me wonder if a MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS game could be a reality.
Source: LA Times

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7:12AM on 08/09/2010

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...the video game "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth" was absolutely awesome, and the team that made it began to develop "Beyond the Mountains of Madness", but unfortunately the company went belly up.

I hope GDT picks up the fragments of greatness that were already being laid down, and builds upon that foundation. More Cthulhu-based video games would rock!
...the video game "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth" was absolutely awesome, and the team that made it began to develop "Beyond the Mountains of Madness", but unfortunately the company went belly up.

I hope GDT picks up the fragments of greatness that were already being laid down, and builds upon that foundation. More Cthulhu-based video games would rock!
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12:00PM on 08/07/2010
This could be very awesome for video gamers. If he sticks to horror/fantasy and gears them for adults/mature players. However, this could suck if the ideas are phoned in and the name is just being used to move units.
This could be very awesome for video gamers. If he sticks to horror/fantasy and gears them for adults/mature players. However, this could suck if the ideas are phoned in and the name is just being used to move units.
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12:26AM on 08/07/2010
As a gamer this is good news for me.
As a gamer this is good news for me.
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4:14PM on 08/06/2010
Here's hoping this goes well and isn't just a string of mediocre games with Del Toro's name attached.
Here's hoping this goes well and isn't just a string of mediocre games with Del Toro's name attached.
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1:43PM on 08/06/2010
Vin Diesel wasn't completely unsuccessful. He did have the Chronicles of Riddick series; which were both awesome video games. I have all the confidence in the world for Guillermo. He fits perfectly with the video game world.
Vin Diesel wasn't completely unsuccessful. He did have the Chronicles of Riddick series; which were both awesome video games. I have all the confidence in the world for Guillermo. He fits perfectly with the video game world.
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1:35PM on 08/06/2010
Del Toro is an awesome director and has a fantastic vision. Would love to see his take on video games.

Can't wait for him to do another Hellboy movie. The second one I think, was just as good Iron Man and The Dark Knight.
Del Toro is an awesome director and has a fantastic vision. Would love to see his take on video games.

Can't wait for him to do another Hellboy movie. The second one I think, was just as good Iron Man and The Dark Knight.
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12:22PM on 08/06/2010

Sure, because he doesn't have enough on his plate.


I really wish Guillermo would start concentrating on one thing at a time. That way he might actually get around to making movies instead of talking about them.

I really wish Guillermo would start concentrating on one thing at a time. That way he might actually get around to making movies instead of talking about them.
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11:52AM on 08/06/2010

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesils attempts at games have been mostly great. Escape From Butcher Bay and Dark Athena were great additions to the Riddick universe.

His latest release wasn't so good, but that's mostly because I'm not particular interested in racing/stunt games.

I have high hopes for a set of games that take inspiration from the fantastical and dark imagination of Del Toro...
Vin Diesils attempts at games have been mostly great. Escape From Butcher Bay and Dark Athena were great additions to the Riddick universe.

His latest release wasn't so good, but that's mostly because I'm not particular interested in racing/stunt games.

I have high hopes for a set of games that take inspiration from the fantastical and dark imagination of Del Toro...
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