Guillermo del Toro's inSANE Trilogy is Shelved by THQ
Written Tuesday, August 07, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
In what is actually a generally positive Q1 report for THQ, the publisher has announced that it's shelved Guillermo del Toro's inSANE trilogy with all IP rights returned to the movie director, whose films include the likes of Hellboy, Blade II and Pan's Labyrinth.
“We have decided not to pursue further pre-production on inSANE, and have returned all of our IP rights to Guillermo del Toro," THQ President Jason Rubin confirmed to investors on a conference call. "By cancelling these explorations outside of our core business, we feel we can improve focus on our core game portfolio, which remains unchanged.”
It's likely that developer Volition's work on other projects such as Saints Row 4 and del Toro's numerous movie projects in the pipeline has also put the brakes on inSANE, and it's unclear at what stage the game was at in its production. Based on last year's report that inSANE was still two or three years away, it's possible that it was still in pre-production.