Oh. My. Lordy! This is going to be megaton face-melting news for sci-fi/horror fans if it’s true: Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro are reportedly teaming up on a Silent Hill reboot starring Norman Reedus. Folks are already writing this off as a rumor, refusing to accept a collaboration of this magnitude as a possibility. However, before you “x” out of this window in disbelief, please tell me: how do you explain this?!
A little background: there was a mysterious interactive horror game teased by Sony during their PlayStation Gamescom media briefing. Twitch user SoapyWarpig decided to livestream a playthrough of the interactive game… Skip forward to 1 hour and 16 minutes to see the teaser reveal in all of its glory:
Well, that escalated quickly! So what is this? Could it be a reboot of the Silent Hill series by del Toro and Kojima? Perhaps this is just a digital film, or maybe even one of the most foul and Lucifer-inspired hoaxes of all time. What we do know is that del Toro and Kojima have been quite buddy buddy as of late: it wasn’t long ago that Kojima was showing immense delight for Pacific Rim, and even released a limited edition Metal Gear Solid-themed poster that was given away to early Pac-Rim moviegoers. Del Toro once planned to put his imprint on a horror game by the name of Insane back in 2010, but the game never saw the light of day and since has faded into obscurity. It only seems appropriate that these two would come together on a video game project, and that it might be Silent Hill makes this all the more a match made in heaven.
As far as Norman Reedus goes, this is one hell of a way for him to redeem himself on the gaming front, given that his last video game role was in the awful first-person shooter The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. How he ended up starring in this mega project is a story everyone will be dying to hear.
Of course, this all but confirms the game, as there has been no official press release from anyone as of yet. We’ll be keeping an eye out for the rest of Gamescom for the official announcement, and rejoicing like it is 100% confirmed all the way up until that happens.