Famous Horror Artist Junji Ito was Involved with Silent Hills
Taking to Twitter, del Toro proudly announced that he had tapped legendary horror manga writer Junji Ito to aid in presumably the art for the game.
Guillermo del Toro revealed on Twitter that he and Hideo Kojima planned to involve Junji Ito in the development process of Silent Hills, the duo’s cancelled game set in the foggy, monster-filled universe of Silent Hill. His most well known works are Tomie, Gyo and Uzumaki, which are each quite creepy in their own ways. His latest collection of short stories came out in June: Fragments of Horror, and it was an excellent return to form for the author.
Similar to the Silent Hill franchise, the work of Ito focused on body horror.
He followed this up with another picture of Ito’s work along with the words, “Kojima and myself are fans”. The director spoke of meeting Ito in Japan a while ago, but until now we didn’t know it was due to Silent Hills. Things went awry when Konami had a dispute with Kojima which as a result, causing Silent Hills to be cancelled around April and the PT demo being removed from the PlayStation Store. However, Guillermo has stated that he is still in touch with Kojima, hopefully making a new collaboration project in the future.