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Film Director Del Toro Developing Video Games

Film Director Del Toro Developing Video Games

July 28, 2010 | By Chris Remo

July 28, 2010 | By Chris Remo
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Director Guillermo del Toro, known for his films including Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, has signed a deal to develop multiple games with an unspecified "big company," and plans to announce the titles in the coming weeks.

"We're going to do games that are going to be technically and narratively very interesting," del Toro told MTV news in an interview this week. "We're announcing it in the next few weeks," he said.

"It's not a development deal; we're going to do it," the director noted, implying that he, or a company with which he is closely involved, will be working on the games directly.

In 1998, he founded the production company The Tequila Gang, which has produced numerous films on which del Toro has worked, including The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, and next year's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, the latter of which he is writing but not directing. The Tequila Gang may be the "we" in del Toro's statement that "we're going to do it," but he did not clarify.

Known for his exploration of game-friendly genres like fantasy and horror, del Toro has been bullish on the creative potential of the medium. Last year, he declared that "in the next 10 years, there will be an earthshaking Citizen Kane of games."


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