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Horror master Junji Ito was involved in canceled ‘Silent Hills’

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Horror master Junji Ito was involved in canceled ‘Silent Hills’

If you’re still upset about Konami’s cancellation of Silent Hills, the video-game franchise reboot by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and director Guillermo del Toro, you’ll probably want to brace yourselves for this news: Junji Ito, whom del Toro accurately described as “the undisputed master of horror in Japan,” was also part of the project.

The filmmaker revealed the information Sunday on Twitter, adding, “Kojima and myself are fans.”

Ito himself elaborated, writing, “I’m not well-versed when it comes to video games, and I wasn’t very confident on whether I’d be able to contribute much for such a big title as Silent Hill, but Hideo Kojima and del Toro have nothing but my gratitude for having called me [for this project].”

Ito is best known for such horror manga as Tomie, Uzumaki and Gyo. Last year he even teamed with the Pokémon Company to deliver a twisted take on the popular pocket monsters, just in time for Halloween.

Announced in 2012 for PlayStation 4, Silent Hills was to be the ninth installment of the vide0-game series.

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