THQ drops Insane, rights returned to Guillermo del Toro

Director Guillermo del Toro's video game is no longer in the works, THQ revealed in a conference call.

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Director Guillermo del Toro's video game is no longer in the works, THQ's Brian Rubin revealed during an investor's conference call today.

Insane was originally planned as "an original trilogy of triple-A games" to be developed by Volition, Inc. Del Toro described it as "Lovecraftian."

Since THQ ended the Red Faction franchise, developer Volition was said to have moved on to development on del Toro's horror trilogy. However, little of substance was ever shown off to the public. It appears Volition is now exclusively working on the next Saints Row game.

According to Rubin, rights for Insane have gone back to del Toro. This is the latest project terminated by THQ. Recently, the publisher transferred rights for the UFC franchise to Electronic Arts.

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    August 6, 2012 2:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, THQ drops Insane, rights returned to Guillermo del Toro.

    Director Guillermo del Toro's video game is no longer in the works, THQ revealed in a conference call.

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      August 6, 2012 2:54 PM

      Damn.

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      August 6, 2012 2:55 PM

      Pity. After the amazing Call of Cthulhu, the sequel got canceled and company closed. RIP headfirst.

      Now it's the same thing. Lovecraft is public domain and nobody's making amazing games with it, cmon now.

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        August 6, 2012 2:59 PM

        The Secret world had a lot of Lovecraft themes

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      August 6, 2012 2:56 PM

      LOL the only thing that guillermo del toro doesnt get cancelled is hellboy sequels

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      August 6, 2012 3:10 PM

      Seems like a good business decision.

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        August 6, 2012 6:55 PM

        Though I have to wonder how much money THQ has left to fund games. The only big titles they seem to have in the pipeline are Darksiders 2, Company of Heroes 2, and another Saints Row game. It seems like they're cutting off all other slightly risky projects; Devil's Third was canned, and the rights were sold back to Itagaki's studio, Valhalla.

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      August 6, 2012 3:16 PM

      Shouldn't that be Jason Rubin?

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