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Guillermo del Toro: Silent Hills cancellation 'makes no sense'

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In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Guillermo del Toro opened up about his feelings on Silent Hills, the now-defunct video game collaboration with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.

"Makes no fucking sense at all," he said regarding the game's cancellation.

The director behind films like Pacific Rim and the Hellboy franchise was set to work with Kojima on the reimagined entry in the Silent Hill series that was to be his first gaming endeavor. However, that project was killed by publisher Konami in April, to the frustration of del Toro, Kojima and horror fans alike.

"The thing with Kojima and Silent Hills is that I thought we would do a really remarkable game and really go for the jugular," del Toro added. He went on to cite games like The Last of Us as sharing some of the design ideas planned for Silent Hills, which players first saw in the form of P.T., or "Playable Teaser." That demo, once available on PlayStation 4, has since been removed from the console's digital stores.

Chalking it up to Konami's "random" business decisions, del Toro reiterated that it "makes no fucking sense at all that that game is not happening."

Set to star Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead, Kojima and del Toro were also working with famed horror manga artist Junji Ito on the title. While their first collaboration has come to an end, del Toro has expressed interest and desire to work with the former Konami creator again in the future.

Silent Hills is just one project that's gone dark for del Toro this year. While he claims that development is still underway, his sequel to Pacific Rim has been pulled from distributor Warner Bros.' release calendar.

You can see the dearly departed P.T. in action below.