Silent Hills may not be moving forward at Konami anymore, but that doesn't mean Guillermo del Toro has lost hope of the project coming to fruition one day. Recently, del Toro touched on the heartbreaking Silent Hills cancellation and its potential future.

In an interview with IGN, del Toro mentioned that Silent Hills—which was going to include Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear) on the creative side and feature Norman Reedus in the lead role—would have displayed "cutting-edge" technology to enhance its terror. Del Toro, who is also a big fan of the first two Silent Hill games, went on to discuss his desire for Silent Hills to be resurrected by a different company:

“We wanted to do some stuff that I’m pretty sure – just in case it ever comes back, which honestly I would love for somebody to change their mind and we can do it – but in case it comes back there was some stuff that was very new, and I wouldn’t want to spoil it.

“Norman [Reedus, the Walking Dead actor who was attached to play the lead role] was super happy, Hideo was super happy, and so was I. I know there’s a petition going on the internet and it’s gathering signatures. I would add my signature to it, and hope that someone pays attention.”

Despite his hope for Silent Hills to one day be brought back to life, the obstacles del Toro's faced so far in the video game industry (with both Silent Hills and Insane) have made him hesitant of continuing his attempts in the field:

“Well, you know, I’ve tried twice and I don’t know if I’ll ever come back to the form. In one instance, the company went down, and in the second, the completely unexpected happened, which was Kojima and Konami separating. It’s kind of left me reeling.”

In the meantime, the interactive P.T. teaser for Silent Hills (teased below) was recently pulled from the Playstation Network. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for potential updates on Silent Hills.

Source: IGN
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