and Hideo Kojima were set to work on Konami's reboot Silent Hills, sending the world's nerd population into full meltdown, but since Kojima ran around the publisher's head office setting fire to the staff, or whatever the hell it was that got his , that dream team pair-up has unfortunately ended.
Or has it? Speaking, Del Toro revealed that he and Kojima are still in contact, and planning to work together in the future.
"I love working with Kojima-san," he said. "We are still in touch. We are still friends and working into doing something together, but that’s not going to be (Silent Hills)."
And then, inevitably, he began to reveal tantalising details about what might have been, had the horror game teased in last year'sactually come to pass.
"We were in the planning stages, and it’s a shame it’s not going to happen. We were talking about really pushing the boundaries of the new consoles, and making the game really mess with your head. One of the great moments in Metal Gear (Solid) was Psycho Mantis. The idea that a game can actually interact with you, and stuff like that."
Whether the new project will even be a video game - Kojima is a huge cinema nut, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if he and Del Toro collaborated on a movie of some kind - is yet to be confirmed, but it's good to hear that these two incredibly creative chaps are still intending to come up with something together.