Silent Hills Changes Afoot, as Guillermo del Toro May Have Dropped Out

UPDATE: Konami has told GameSpot that its contract with actor Norman Reedus “has expired.” It insists it will still be working on the Silent Hill series, but didn’t confirm or deny claims that the project may be canceled

The original story is below.

Following Konami’s recent announcement that P.T. would be removed from the PlayStation Store this coming week, many wondered what that might mean for the future of the game that “playable teaser” was meant to promote, Silent Hills.

Now, reported comments from Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro (who is working on the game with Hideo Kojima) and actor Norman Reedus, suggest that the project is undergoing big changes.

According to photojournalist Matt Hackney, del Toro commented on the status of Silent Hills this weekend at the San Francisco Film Festival. He reportedly said of his involvement with Silents Hills: “not gonna happen.”

Separately, IGN has heard from a source close to del Toro that the filmmaker was speaking about his collaboration with Kojima; his comments weren’t meant to be taken as the game being canceled outright.

In addition, Reedus himself chimed in on the matter on Twitter. Linking to a story referencing Hackney’s original tweet, the Walking Dead actor said he was saddened to hear of del Toro’s reported departure from Silent Hills.

“Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it,” Reedus said this afternoon. “Hopefully it’ll come back around. Sorry everyone.”

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