In August of 2014, Konami announced a new Silent Hill title created by Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima with creative input from Pans Labyrinth filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Walking Dead star Norman Reedus. Revealed via a playable teaser that might have been one of the best works of horror last year, Silent Hills quickly became a hot anticipated game, one that it seems is no longer happening.
In March, word spread with little confirmation that Kojima and longtime collaborators Konami had split, with Kojima Productions being dissolved. Konamis official word was that nothing had changed, though websites, executive rosters and social media accounts had. Kojima meanwhile, has remained silent.
This past Saturday, April 25th however, del Toro attended An Evening with Guillermo del Toro at San Franciscos Castro Theatre. The filmmaker was on hand to discuss his work, show clips and screen 2001 Spanish ghost story, The Devils Backbone. Midst the Q&A, Silent Hills came up and del Toro was quoted as saying, ”It’s not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart.” Photojournalist Matt Hackney tweeted the news/quote and it quickly made rounds, disappointing many.
Without an official statement, many have held out hope, but on Sunday evening, Reedus weighed in, tweeting Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it’ll come back around. Sorry everyone with a pizza emoji, indicating he and we should eat sadness away.
Find the original Silent Hills Playable Teaser, below.