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Norman Reedus says Silent Hills collaboration with Kojima and del Toro 'needs to happen'

Norman Reedus, the Walking Dead actor who was set to work on a new Silent Hill video game with Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima until Konami canceled the project, still has hope that the trio will collaborate at some point. "I'm super bummed that that happened back in Japan," Reedus tells IGN, "but I have faith. I have faith that we, the three of us, can do something else. There were so many ideas and cool future happenings that were thrown around, I just can't see us not picking this up somewhere."

Silent Hills quickly gained notoriety upon its announcement after Konami released an unsettling demo for the PlayStation 4 called P.T. Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, and del Toro, director of movies including Pan's Labyrinth and Pacific Rim, were also working with legendary horror manga artist Junji Ito on the project.

"It's like destiny, it needs to happen."

"The internet buzz about [Silent Hills] happening was so huge," Reedus says. "I've never seen anything like it; petitions with a hundred thousand people that signed it, petitions to please make it happen, that's crazy."

From what Reedus says, Silent Hills seems to have in the early stages of production — the team "never got into the full story stuff," according to the actor. But he is optimistic about working with del Toro and Kojima again, either on a new project or on a revival of Silent Hills itself.

"Hopefully they'll come to some sort of agreement and that happens, or we do something very similar that's different. I don't know. I have faith that we're going to do something though because it just seems like it was one of those things that needs to happen. It's like destiny, it needs to happen."