In today’s worst-kept secret news, the internet speculation that Guillermo del Toro would be getting into the gamemaking business with THQ appears to be confirmed. MTV spoke with the director of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” who divulged that the first game from a three-project deal is scheduled to arrive in 2013. The Mexican helmer talks about how the first game he pitched greatly resembled Valve’s “Left4Dead” zombie apocalypse first-person shooter series and also says that the games he’s pitched will be “huge worlds.”
THQ–which is best known for its licensed games, including the best-selling “Smackdown vs. Raw” wrestling games–currently has Danny Bilson as Vice President in charge of Core Games. In partnership with Paul DiMeo, the father of starlet Rachel Bilson has produced a slew of action shows for television, like “The Flash” and “Viper.” Bilson’s no stranger to video games, either, having worked on four James Bond games for EA. With Bilson’s background and del Toro’s studi relationships, it’s a safe bet that THQ will try to go transmedia and take the concepts to film if any of the game properties resulting from the deal prove successful.