The Strain-trilogy co-author and revered film director Guillermo Del Toro confirmed another hat-trick horror vehicle through a planned video game project currently called Insane.
The co-author of books such as The Strain and The Fall, as well as director of Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan’s Labyrinth and Cronos to name a few, has inked a deal with THQ to produce a horror video game trilogy.
Rumours currently doing the rounds suggest that Insane could be a Lovecraftian-inspired video-game series with action roleplay elements.
Del Toro won’t be the first horror author to have ventured into the murky depths of horror video games action. There are already several titles based around Lovecraft’s Chtulhu mythos, whilst U.K. horror author Clive Barker’s Undying and more recent Jericho game both received critical acclaim on release.
I’ve played both Undying and Jericho, and both are great (Undying was definitely the creepier of the two). Author John Saul also had a point-and-click-style adventure game based on his horror series The Blackstone Chronicles in the late nineties which had a great atmosphere.
I wonder if we’ll see a video game based on The Strain-trilogy? That could be cool. In the meantime, here’s looking forward to Del Toro’s Insane.