Film director Guillermo del Toro is happy to be part of Hideo Kojima’s new game as one of the Death Stranding cast. However, he stressed that he will not be involved in the game creatively. Here’s why.
Guillermo del Toro On His Involvement With Death Stranding
The filmmaker will be part of the Death Stranding cast instead of directing it alongside Hideo Kojima. He discussed the ideas with Kojima in the past, taking time to understand his character. However, he stressed that he will not be involved creatively at all.
Del Toro said in an interview with IGN that Death Stranding is entirely “Kojima-san’s game.” Knowing a lot about the backend development of the game, he is confident that it will be a hit. For now, his contribution is limited to acting alongside Norman Reedus. He said, “I’m just a puppet in his hands. My contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That’s about it.” Furthermore, Del Toro and Reedus will be acting alongside Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen of Hannibal will be one of the lead antagonists in this action adventure title.
Kojima And Del Toro’s Body Of Work
This is not the first time that Kojima and Del Toro worked together for a project. The two directors used to work for a video game project called Silent Hills, a sequel of the iconic Silent Hill game. However, the game was cancelled due to rumored power struggles between Kojima and his former employer, Konami.
Meanwhile, Del Toro tried to work on a video game project on his own. He used to work on a video game called Insane with THQ. As luck would have it, the game never pushed through due to the company’s bankruptcy.
Due to these fallouts, the director decided to stop making video games. He said, “I have proven to be the albatross of video games.” However, looks like he is still willing to be one of the actors in a game when asked.
Death Stranding is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and PC. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.