Del Toro in talks with 'big company' to revive InSane

Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro says mystery studio "really responded to the game."

Guillermo del Toro is in talks with a "big company" to revive his action game InSane, which the now-bankrupt publisher THQ cut loose last year.

“We are in talks with a very, very big company," del Toro told the Toronto Sun. "I can’t say who, but it’s one of the big ones. They really responded to the game; they responded to what we were trying."

In November, the Pan's Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director revealed he had shopped the project around to numerous publishers, noting the game was back on track.

In October, del Toro was asked which studio would be a "dream developer" for InSane, and he responded with the Half-Life and Left 4 Dead company Valve. He said he is a "big fan" of the outfit.

Concerning how far along in development InSane is, del Toro said at the time of its cancellation at THQ in August, the game was in "good shape." The world, the creatures, the levels, and the story were all in place, he said.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

33 comments
MAXAM999
MAXAM999

Let me guess .. Nintendo -_-" !

drgribb
drgribb

SWEEET.  I never gave up hope on this game.  Hope it still comes out some day, don't care how long it takes.


I'd like to see Grasshopper Studios (Suda 51's company) work with Del Toro.  Similar to Del Toro, they have a dark, highly surrealistic style.

erix43
erix43

Hope it doesn't tank like Clive Barker's games, Jericho. Though I enjoyed it a little. 

Mon6ana
Mon6ana

or maybe Sony or Sucker Punch.. cause inSAME = inFAMOUS

TheHappyDrunk
TheHappyDrunk

Hopefully he can translate his skills to the gaming industry. I am definitely intrigued.

tightwad34
tightwad34

I remember hearing about this game a while back and then very little until now. I am very intrigued to see if a well respected film director can pull of a good game.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

I really hope it all works out, as I would really like to play this game. Del Toro is a god among men and i can't wait to see what he does with this project.

thetruth7
thetruth7

I love del Toro's movies...I rly can't wait for this!

guard2182
guard2182

lol THQ should have never dropped the project

Kabbalistica
Kabbalistica

Hmm, I'll keep an eye on this one. I'm guessing it's going to be next generation...

DrKill09
DrKill09

Rockstar or EA probably.

sonicare
sonicare

I keep confusing his name with Benicio Del Torro.  Lol.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

"I can’t say who, but it’s one of the big ones."

deckard_37
deckard_37

Would love it to be CD Projekt RED, can't see it but would be worthy! Short of that BioWare and Valve, we can but hope! Outside bet the company that told the best story in 2012 Telltale! Publisher will be well established though

top8cat
top8cat

My bet goes to 2K, it just seems like their type of game

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Honestly I'm more interested in Pacific Rim, the trailers for that look amazing....and GLaDOS.....I was sold then and there lolz

Not as interested in horror games.....

Hurvl
Hurvl

InSane seems promising, hadn't had a good horror game in years (no, I don't like Amnesia). I bought Realms of the Haunting on GoG's sale and is looking forward to play it. Before that I played Clive Barker's Undying (and am still playing it).

EPaul
EPaul

I remember this getting alot of hype a few years ago 

CaesarIIII
CaesarIIII

Another of those very interesting news from Gamespot.... O.O

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

InSane? Never heard of it before now

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

I hope it gets a 2nd chance. nothing was shown other then the title of it at E3. 

Zepthire95
Zepthire95

Anyone else think the logo is just a little too similar to the inFamous logo? 

Nexozable
Nexozable

You'd have to be Insane! to re-...

 

Yeah I'm sorry.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

Absolutely nothing is known about this game and no gameplay has been shown so far, so my anticipation hasn't shown any kind of activity yet.

 

When he's talking about "a very big company", if he means EA, UbiSoft or Activision then my interest in this game I didn't even have yet is now gone even further.

His next "news" announcement should better cover some facts and contain .. well .. news.

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

Does Anybody even care about this anymore?

deckard_37
deckard_37

 @bloody-hell There are very few people I would offer benefit of the doubt, del Toro is in there though, he can tell a story and has an eye for visuals just needs the right collaboration!

soulless4now
soulless4now

 @KingofCabal Not until we actually know what the game is about and get some screenshots at least.