Video games based on movies don't often fare well, but what happens when a great director immerses himself in the game making experience?
Well, Steven Spielberg gave it a try with EA back in 2005, but the first project – Boom Blox for the Nintendo Wii – didn't do much and as a result, the second intended title was canceled. John Woo has done some stuff, too, including Stranglehold , but that wasn't exactly a rip-roaring success. Still, Guillermo Del Toro's collaboration with publisher THQ could result in something very special. They're currently working on inSane , which won't be out until 2013 but they are planning a trilogy.
According to what THQ boss Danny Bilson told the LA Times , Del Toro is a "hardcore gamer who knows how to describe a vision and communicate it to a team." And what are among the director's favorites? The list includes Shadow of the Colossus …which has never been played by a casual gamer. Said Del Toro:
"The relationship between movies and games has been unfortunate because people in Hollywood see games as an ancillary product, but that’s the least of what they can be. We want to make a great, big, immersive, powerful and unique game."
Alright then. Now we have high hopes and if one game could take the Quantic Dream torch and pass it along, it could be inSane . We'll be very interested to see how Del Toro and Co. approach the project.
Related Game(s): inSane