Guillermo del Toro + THQ = Video Game Bliss

Guillermo del ToroSo Maybe Guillermo del Toro isn’t directing The Hobbit (boo), but if the word on the jungle gym is true, he’ll be doing something even MORE epic … video games!

That’s right, my little horror gamer darlings! After the Pan’s Labyrinth director told MTV that he was about to announce a “big deal with a big company and make games that will be technically and narratively very interesting“, del Toro himself did not reveal the name of said company, but it was soon confirmed to the LA Times by “people in the know” that that name is THQ.

THQ, best known for WWE, Pixar, and Nickelodeon ‘kid-friendly’ titles, has recently been focusing on more games for adults, hence the land grab for del Toro. THQ has also inked a deal with SyFy to turn their popular franchise Red Faction into a live-action TV movie that we’ll see in 2011.

Apparently, THQ’s Executive V.P. of Core Games, Danny Bilson (co-writer of Disney’s The Rocketeer and co-creator/exec producer of 90’s television show “The Flash”), is spearheading the effort to make sure del Toro seals the deal and del Toro himself has said it should happen in the next few weeks. But until then THQ isn’t saying shit about anything else … but we all know … and are EXCITED!

I am seriously giddy.

Crix Lee

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  • GJW

    This has to be the only guy who is doing EVERYTHING,yet,doing NOTHING! LOL

  • Tshoffie

    I wish Del Toro would quit taking on more projects and not really doing anything…i wish someone could tell me what the hell is he doing first it was the hobbit then he leaves that then its announced hes wanting to do Frankenstien and several other movies…then comic con comes around and hes supposedly supposed to be doing The haunted mansion for Disney…and then i see that at the mountains of madness may still be possible…and now this about video games…i dont know about anyone else but i wish the guy would make up his friggen mind and do something anything