‘Silent Hills’ Canceled; Norman Reedus Is ‘Super Bummed’ (But Hopes The Project Can Be Revived Later)
Norman Reedus was excited to be a part of an upcoming Silent Hills game, and he says he’s ‘super bummed’ that it has been canceled. He’s still hopeful, though, that the project may be revived at a later date.
Fansided reported the cancelation, and Norman Reedus confirmed on Twitter, expressing his own disappointment in losing a major project he’d been really excited about.
Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone ? http://t.co/drZJ8tBsSN
— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) April 26, 2015
Though fans loved the playable teaser for the game, Konami is reported to be experiencing some personnel upsets, and one of the co-directors of the game is rumored to be leaving the company. According to Polygon, Hideo Kajima’s name has been removed from Twitter accounts and other advertising materials relating to Konami.
The Silent Hills playable demo, P.T., is still listed on the Playstation store, but there’s no telling how long it will be available.
Numerous rumors have spread about the cancelation, and exactly who is fired.
So #Konami has fired Norman Reedus, Guillermo Del Toro, and Hideo Kojima in the past couple months. It's official, they hate money.
— Mick (@MickDaRuler) April 27, 2015
However, there’s no indication that anyone is leaving the company other than Kajima, and even that is still rumor. All appearances seem to suggest that Guillermo del Toro continues to be a part of other projects.
As for Norman Reedus, his statement appears to suggest he is hopeful for a revival of the project, or a chance in a similar project, at a later date, so he clearly doesn’t seem to think his relationship with the company is severed.
Konami’s official statement:
Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued.
Hopefully it’ll come back around.
In the meantime, Walking Dead returns in October, so while Silent Hill fans certainly have something to mourn, Norman Reedus fans at least needn’t be bereft — he’ll be returning as Daryl Dixon in six short months.