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Guillermo Del Toro Tweets: “Fuck Konami”

Holy. Shit. Guillermo del Toro just unloaded on Twitter in a way I don’t think I have ever seen a celebrity do so in public.

Del toro, who was once attached to Hideo Kojima’s (of “Metal Gear Solid” fame) “Silent Hills” for Konami, just tweeted out a single proclamation: “Fuck Konami.”

This was in response to last night’s trailer drop for Sony’s “Death Stranding”, which features both “Hannibal’s” Mads Mikkelsen and “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus. Wait, Norman Reedus? Wasn’t he part of “Silent Hills”? YUP. Jon even noticed something intriguing in the trailer; it begins with a man who looks suspiciously like Guillermo del Toro running towards a tunnel while carrying some strange contraption. While del Toro has yet to be confirmed as part of the project, it looks as if the director is boasting his potential involvement in Kojima’s “Death Stranding”, which came in the wake of Konami’s restructuring and cancelling of “Silent Hills”.

Anyways, del Toro went on to praise Hideo Kojima, who is behind the upcoming “Death Stranding” after being fired from Konami.

Del toro added:

In fact, our very own Jon Barkan wrote something about this, proclaiming his 5 reasons why cancelling “Silent Hills” makes no sense. Damn, son.

You can read all about the disbanded “Silent Hills” by following our cookie crumbs.



  • Reanimated Charlie

    Konami fucked up big time when they cancelled Silent Hills. Del Toro and Kojima were clearly going to reinvent the franchise and Konami would have come out on top looking monstrous considering they had just released MGS5. Hell, Death Stranding could have even turned out to be a Konami game if they hadn’t fuck Kojima over last year. Way to go Konami. Way to go.

    • Grimphantom

      Not to mention that they brought Junji Ito for obviously design the monsters for Silent Hills it would’ve turned out great!…….smooth MOVE Konami…

  • Daucus Karota

    You know who lost the most from all of this? Xbox fans.

    • The Drucifer

      Console exclusivity from third party devs makes no damn sense.

      • Daucus Karota

        It looks like Kojima is firmly in bed with Sony, so people on Xbox likely won’t be able to play another one of his games. Total shame.

        Silent Hills was slated for both consoles and MGS V was on both as well. Judging from Kojima’s actions since leaving we can at the very least thank Konami for including Xbox fans.

        • The Drucifer

          Can’t blame Sony this time around. He’s got history and friends at and with Sony. After what konami sprobably did to him morally I wouldn’t blame him for wanting to go somewhere and be coddled. I feels for the Xboxers of the world when it comes to certain titles. Fuck Konami.

          • Flu-Like Symptoms

            I only feel pity for people who submit to this idea that owning one console means you never get to enjoy anything on the competitor system. Same with PC nazis. How can anyone who calls themself a gamer willingly exist in a world without Red Dead Redemption? I’ve literally read death threats from PC-only gamers toward Rockstar for depriving them of that game. Bizarre and sad.

          • The Drucifer

            Lol at death threats for anything that doesn’t involve Charlie Bronson and revenge. Fucking nerds. A Red Deadless world is indeed a sad one. It reminds me of the No Man’s Sky fiasco. Ppl reacted as if Hello Games gave them proof their God didn’t exist and then peed on a perfectly good pizza. Nerds, man…

          • Daucus Karota

            I blame Konami. I wish it was a timed exclusive though.

  • The Drucifer

    Glad I still Have PT. It was special and knowing it was but a taste of these to come pisses me off to no end.

  • Rohan Sorensen

    Apparently I’m blocked from reading GDT’s tweets…… anyone else have this problem?

    • PsychoMantis18

      How’d you manage that?

  • Geno1987

    Del Toro seems to be cursed to have whatever he touches fall apart around him.

    • Nahuel Benvenuto

      is a shame because he had a lot of awesome projects, but is not his fault, but greedy suit men

    • It happens with just about every filmmaker,for just ask Quentin Tarantino(who has numerous projects that have been dropped[such as THE VEGA BROTHERS,THE MAN FROM UNCLE,and his own take on FRIDAY THE 13TH.]).

      • The Drucifer

        I want QT’s Friday so damn bad. He made two people sitting talking about cream unbearable. Imagine Jason.

      • THGrimm

        He wanted to take a stab at Friday the 13th?? I never heard that. I’ve heard him talk about horror and slasher films before and he said he wouldn’t do them because he would feel boxed in. That’s why he was stoked to make Death Proof because he could make a horror film in his style. I don’t consider Death Proof horror really, but his words, not mine ha.

    • Jonathan Larsson

      Mostly games though.

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    Konami cancelling SH after PT is one of the most moronic things ever made in the history of business of any kind

    • John Connor

      PT ?

      • PT is the free “playable teaser” released for Silent Hills in 2014, it was a huge success despite being a free demo.

  • Jotaro

    To be honest, “Konami” fucked up big time on both ends of spectrum when it came to that whole situation. But Kojima didn’t single handedly create every single game and media aspect in the Metal Gear, ZOE, Snatcher, etc… series’. It takes an entire team to create the unforgettable experience of those games that he masterminded. No doubt they wouldn’t exist without him, but chances are those members of the team also didn’t have a say so in future projects and employment matters within the company but are still a part of Konami as a whole, just like the older programmers and developers there who once made great titles that are still remaining and are not responsible for the poor actions of the execs and other standing members who resulted in the whole Kojima situation and other crap that went on.

    I like Del Toro and his work, but I think that’s some classless childish shit to just revive and ride the bandwagon again to hate Konami as a whole. Say what you will, but I lost a bit of respect for him for this. If he wanted to bring this up again, do it with some wise and tasteful words.

    • Danny Zum

      Yeah, I think they give Kojima too much credit for the MGS games. He himself gives himself too much credit”Directed by, Created by, Produced by, Edited by, Written by Hideo Kojima” I mean, wtf? taking other people’s credit, very shameless. Let us see him try to make a game all on his own.

      • PsychoMantis18

        Clearly you know fuck-all about the series.

        Yes, he likes to toot his own horn, but he was to each entry what Kubrick was to his films – they are his.

        • FrozenTundra88


          And heck, I’m far more interested in Kojima’s game, Death Stranding, than whatever extremely few projects (especially MG as a Zombie Shooter) Konami currently has lined up.

        • Danny Zum

          Yeah dude, but too much is too much. We got tired of teh same shit, over and over again. Praising himself like a diva. Enough. Stop buying into this shit, and yes, I hope Death Stranding is a failure, so that these jackasses, Del toro and Kojima, learn to stop praising themselves as Gods and eat some humble pie

          • PsychoMantis18

            ‘Tired of the same shit’? The fuck are you talking about? Credits annoy you that much?

            And stop buying into what shit? The amazing games he keeps making?

            Maybe you should learn to seperate the artist from the art.

          • Danny Zum

            its his ego you fucking retard, if you cant notice how far it has gotten by mgs v then you are nothing but a sheep follower. kojima can take a picture of his feces, call it a masterpiece, and you morons will drool on it.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Ummm… I noticed his ego has grown, but you still can’t seem to grasp that his ego is seperate from his art, as I said before.

            Maybe one day you’ll grow up and learn to direct your sensitive feelings rationally, and then you’ll come across as less of a whiny doofus.

          • Danny Zum

            Yeah but it is his ego that fails to acknowledge the greatness of his team. He did not created the game solely. Infact, I have suspicions that other people working under him came out with some great ideas about the games but he took them as his own. Since he is Kojima.

          • PsychoMantis18

            I have suspicions that you’re still not understanding.

          • Satanzilla


          • PsychoMantis18


          • Satanzilla

            Sorry, you’re right: “sad troll.”

          • Danny Zum

            And I have zero suspicions that you are a Kojima fanboy. Your blind arguments and username”pssychomantis” is a dead give away.

          • PsychoMantis18

            I’m sure you do have zero suspicions – you’re a psychotic who believes what they want to believe regardless of what logic says.

            ‘Blind arguments’ – You’re confusing us.

            ‘Psychomantis18’ could be a dead give-away that i’m a Kojima fan-boy, or it could just mean that I love the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

          • Danny Zum

            A fanboy!! so anyone that says anything bad about Kojima you get your panties wet. And it is hard to reason with fanboys. Kojima is god to you like Jesuscrist is to Christians, they dont listen to reason.

          • PsychoMantis18

            I often give Kojima shit on his twitter, so wrong again.

            And I totally agree that it is hard to reason with fan-boys, which is why i’m giving up now.

            Bye bye

    • PsychoMantis18

      There is nothing unwise or untasteful about what he said; pull your pretentious-head out of your arse.

      • Jotaro

        Yes, because saying “FUCK KONAMI” is as tasteful as it gets for a man in his position. Grow some brain cells.

        • PsychoMantis18

          More pretentious crap. Saying something moronic like ‘grow some brain cells’ ain’t gonna justify your point. So… why is saying ‘FUCK KONAMI’ not tasteful and why does his ‘position’ have anything to do with it?

          • Jotaro

            Let me put it in Layman’s terms for you since you’re having a hard time understanding, hence validating my jab “grow some brain cells”. First off, look up the word pretentious, you love throwing that word around but fail to understand that I’m stating fact and/or opinion in my statement, not looking to gain attention as you’re so eager to prove.

            Secondly, by saying “FUCK KONAMI” he is aimlessly targeting the company as a whole and everything and anyone in it with zero respect for those in the company who worked hard on projects in the days when Konami was great and those who had nothing to with the Kojima situation and cancellation of other projects.

            Did you bother to read my initial post? …or did you, just like Del Toro, just want to fire off your mouth for attention to furthur support some long dead argument to make one self look needlessly important via a dumbass statement. That my friend, is pretentious.

          • PsychoMantis18

            You’re really struggling here so i’ll just identify a couple of points…

            No need to capitalise the ‘Layman’ there, smart-guy.

            Seems YOU need to look up the word ‘pretentious’, as you’re obviously struggling to understand its definition while amusingly brandishing the trait.

            For most of us “laymen” it was pretty obvious that he was generalising (another one for you to look up, I assume); I clearly doubt he’s including all the mistreated lackeys and is directing it at the nitwits running the company.

            ‘Long-dead argument’ ? So another thing you’ve failed to identify – it is not an argument and it is relevant as Kojima was finally given his award…. You know, like the one he was going to get til Konami banned him from attending???

            And calling you a dumb-arse was because, well, you’re clearly a dumb-arse. So that, my psychotic and dimwitted friend, is not pretentious.

          • Jotaro

            You’re very right, I’m struggling to explain the very point of my statement to a half-wit, dumb shit who feels empowered by replying to every comment posted on this article for some reason I cannot identify.

            As for the comment “(L)ayman’s terms”. You really had to make a point of attacking me on capitalization? Let alone assume I referring to anyone as a layman? Look up the phrase and not the occupation.

            …and no shit Sherlock, it’s obvious he was generalizing. But would it have hurt to say something a bit more geared towards the whole situation with class? Especially from someone of his standpoint in the film making industry? Such as “Well done, Hideo Kojima, I praise you on your achievements as a developer and look forward to your work with Sony!”

            Here’s a good example since you’re trying to steer the point away from what I was initially trying to say:

            You like Psycho Mantis, right? You’ve got him in your default picture? Now picture all of the people aside from Kojima and Shinkawa who worked on coding him into several games who still work at Konami. Yeah, Del Toro (as you like to put it) generally said fuck them too.

            Still too dense to get it? Pretend you work at your local restaurant, you work very hard to make a great experience and name for the restaurant, when the owner decides on letting go a great co-worker of yours for not wanting to serve cold soup, the neighborhood loses their minds over it and decides that everyone who works at that restaurant is a piece of shit and have made a poor decision to let him go. Doesn’t feel great to be generalized when you’re in that general area, now does it.

            I won’t bother reading anything else from this post, but I hope maybe you might consider taking a leave when it’s due. Cheers mate.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Your stupidity knows no bounds.

            Ta ta, JoTARDo.

          • Satanzilla

            Troll doing troll work.

          • PsychoMantis18


          • Satanzilla

            If trolling makes you sad, stop trolling. Next life issue I can help you with?

      • Satanzilla


        • PsychoMantis18


          • Satanzilla

            If trolling makes you sad, stop trolling. Problem solved!

          • PsychoMantis18

            I’m glad to see you’ve finally caught on…

          • Satanzilla

            Psychomantis thinks the inventor of “I know you are, but what am I?” is the greatest comic genius of the 20th century ….

  • “YUP. Jon even noticed something”

    My first thought was – who the hell is Jon? We’re not all sitting together in the same room. Though his full name is mentioned at the end of the article, it’s very confusing to just throw a common first name in there like that.

    • THGrimm

      I wondered the same ha.

  • Cheshire TrollCat

    If he wasn’t such an insufferable idiot with politics, he would be a fun follow on twitter.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Why’s he an ‘insufferable idiot with politics’?

      • Cheshire TrollCat

        He thinks putin rigged the election, trump will appoint el chapo, and just other dumb sower grape theories. Its offensively stupid.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Fair enough then.

        • zombie84_41

          its offensive that trump even won.

    • TheRealBadHatHarry

      Interesting isn’t it how people can be so smart in some ways and so moronic in others.

  • PsychoMantis18


  • MacReady

    Konami created so many games from my childhood that I loved(Castlevania, Contra, Silent Hill etc).
    Sucks to see they’ve turned into such a joke.

    • zombie84_41

      first metal gear, really sad.

  • zombie84_41

    They made a huge mistake canning that game, that game would of been brilliant the PT demo was insane and scary. KONAMI sucks ass,(used to be good in the PS haydays, but as times went on they got worst) and they will now be forever doomed.

  • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

    i used to do marketing for konami…. they were a clusterfuck, even before 2001, when i began.

    • BLKHRT

      Lol same here, except within the past 4 years. Still a clusterfuck!

      • Rick-Taylor

        I applaud you, for dealing with a stressful and nearly impossible job.

  • Patrick Urrutia

    Well hey, Del Toro can go fuck himself if he’s gonna act like that towards a popular videogame company. His attitude like that he can forget about making another stupid Hellboy movie

    • Tiger Quinn

      Oh, so he doesn’t get to have an opinion anymore because…a company is “popular.” You’re an adult, right?

    • Bran

      Konami isn’t popular… After their treatment of Kojima, lackluster sales, and abandonment of popular series (such as Castlevania and Silent Hill), Konami is a shell of its former self. The company probably hit its peak in the late 90’s after releasing Symphony of the Night, MGS, and the original Silent Hill for PSX. After that, they just rode the waves of sequels until finally spiking a stake into all three of their money makers and driving away the creators of each series.

    • Dick Head

      You’re a moron. Get a clue.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Besides being a total tool for sticking up for Konami, what the fuck is wrong with the Hellboy’s?

  • Halloween_Vic

    Lol I love the Konami shade, and honestly they deserve it after what they did to Silent Hills.

  • HeWaTcHeSnOeYeS

    I bet Jim Sterling is pretty fucking proud right now.


    Damn…there goes my dream of Del Toro directing a Castlevania film…

  • Leo

    So, to recap: Norman Reedus + Mads Mikkelsen + Hideo Kojima + Guillermo Del Toro.
    Together. Working on a Kojima game.

    Unless Half Life 3 gets announced it’s safe to assume every single GOTY prize out there is already a no contest.

  • Peter Johnson

    Damn, Psycho is tearin these fouls apart

  • Andrew Dragnov

    Short and quite understandable entry. I support Kojima and my fasination of Konami ended since Kojima left company.

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