Guillermo del Toro ready to make the “Citizen Kane of games” with THQ

In a recent interview with MTV, Guillermo del Toro, the director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, and Blade II, revealed that he’s been working with a big company to produce “games that are going to be technically and narratively very interesting.” That big company, according to the LA Times, will be THQ.

We’re excited to find out more details about the upcoming game from Guillermo del Toro. The famous director has never been shy about expressing his love for the medium, citing Shadow of the Colossus as one of his favorite titles and comparing Flower to a haiku. In an interview with Gamasutra last year, the director had also expressed an interest in making the “Citizen Kane of games” after he was done with The Hobbit. Since del Toro isn’t working on The Hobbit for MGM anymore, we’re looking forward to seeing his upcoming game project with THQ.

Aug 6, 2010

Source: MTVLA TimesGamasutra 


  • gilgamesh310 - August 9, 2010 11:15 a.m.

    @PanaLucho What the hell is Tloz:Oot? When your mentioning something for the first time u should always write the full name especially if it has that many initials, how is anyone meant to know what it is?
  • sed598 - August 8, 2010 10:10 p.m.

    Seriously people can have there own opinions about his movies. Me personally i havent seen them so i cant really say if there good or not. Regarding the article like i said havent senn his movies so i cant really guess what a game being overseen by him would be like.
  • farsided - August 8, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    @shyfonzie to begin with, you probably haven't even seen citizen kane, because you were too busy sucking del Toro's dick to even mention it. Second, the whole advertising campaign was centered around the fantasy elements in pan's labyrinth, and that WAS glossing over the actual plot of the movie. Hell, they featured every single one of the "monsters" in just one of the commercials. Had I known it was going to be about some dictator torturing people in whatever creative way he could come up with getting his while the "center" of the movie was being directed by her dreams to murder her baby brother, I wouldn't have wasted the 90 minutes of my life to watch that piece of trash. If anyone is a goddamn fucking idiot, it's you, thinking that the labyrinth not being real was some big surprise that people hadn't figured out. Why don't you get that stick out of your ass before you let that all sink in.
  • PanaLucho - August 8, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    I always though of TLoZ:OoT as our Citizen Kane
  • Clovin64 - August 8, 2010 2:01 p.m.

    I've heard some nice things about Pan's Labyrinth but I havnt seen it yet. I've seen Hellboy and Blade II, but I thought they were both "meh".
  • MaynardJ - August 7, 2010 9:31 p.m.

    Nice to see how the worlds video games and movies seem to grow towards one another in more interesting ways than crappy licensed games and movie adaptations. I read a newspaper article on the success of Inception. Main explanation: the intricate multi-level action makes watching the movie like playing a video game. In one screening, gray studio buffs scratched their heads at the chaos, while younger viewers had a great time. It's the definitive movie for the gaming generation, and DiCaprio and his team are our avatars. Back on topic: anything Del Toro does is visually interesting at least (even though there were some movies I didn't really like), so I'm interested in this project. Wasn't Peter Jackson working on a game too?
  • Psyphos - August 7, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    @Jordo141 Yeah I get that too. THQ seems so..."meh".
  • Danomeon - August 7, 2010 11:21 a.m.

    I think he could pull off some great things with his talents. A game with an incredible plot like Pan's Labrynth could set a new standard for stories in gaming. I'm just worried that the game will not be good on the gameplay front. I sincerely hope he can pull off something amazing.
  • gilgamesh310 - August 7, 2010 11:04 a.m.

    Any time bold statements like this are made, they always lead to dissapointment. U could argue that half life 2 was already the citizen kane of games anyway, PC zone seem to think so.
  • shyfonzie - August 7, 2010 4:04 a.m.

    @farsided "meh" movies? Are you fucking kidding me? You really don't know shit about films, huh? It wasn't "glossing over" the brutality, ass hat, it was showing the girls escape from the brutality of war into her own mind. The labirynth didn't even exist; you're a goddamn idiot.
  • farsided - August 7, 2010 3:07 a.m.

    First off, I thought Pan's Labyrinth was a bunch of overly brutal scenes glossed over by annoyingly short fantasy elements. Second, Citizen Kane wasn't well received when it came out. It's only recognized now because it did so much that's new, primarily in regards to camera angles and other cinematography. Let's not forget that it had a terrible budget. Third, I'd rather have a team of writers under a well respected game studio that knows how to make good games than a director that's done a bunch of "meh" movies.
  • Corsair89 - August 7, 2010 2:43 a.m.

    That's an incredibly bold statement. I'm look forward to seeing what GDT has in store.
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 7, 2010 1:54 a.m.

    @ Samael & Jordo Metro 2033, Red Faction Gorilla, Saints Row 2, a couple of Warhammer 40k strategy games, Company of Heroes and Darksiders have all come out of dev teams under THQ in the last 3 years. Anyway, looks forward to seeing what he comes up with but I doubt we'll see anything for a while.
  • Samael - August 7, 2010 1:24 a.m.

    Hmm...I love GDT...but THQ? What have they done recently?
  • Jordo141 - August 7, 2010 1:10 a.m.

    I doubt the Citizen Kane of videogames is going to come from THQ for some reason
  • spideralex90 - August 7, 2010 12:34 a.m.

    Could be good, or could be bad, i'm waiting to see, i love Del Toro though, he's done awesome things as a filmmaker.
  • juicenpancakes - August 7, 2010 12:06 a.m.

    Just a little extra side note in regards to Del Toro. - He will be directing a "Haunted Mansion" movie in the near future, based on the Disney theme park ride. One of my favorite directors doing one of my all-time favorite rides. Basically I love Del Toro, and anything he touches turns to gold. I can't wait for this game.
  • nuno004 - August 6, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    I wish he would of went with eidos so he could of made a badass soul reaver
  • Unoriginal - August 6, 2010 11:45 p.m.

    Beware See what Spielberg did. Good Filmaker doesn't equal good gamemaker
  • WaffleLeech - August 6, 2010 11:42 p.m.

    Put him on Silent Hill.

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