The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus was going to be featured in Silent Hills, but due to the problems that emerged, it got cancelled.
However, Reedus still has faith that he, Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima can “do something else.” He continued to praise Del Toro and Kojima, calling them “geniuses.”
“I’m super bummed that that happened back in Japan, 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.”
Reedus didn’t expect Silent Hills’ cancellation to upset so many fans, and urge thousands of them to create and sign petitions for it to happen.
“The internet buzz about [Silent Hills] happening was so huge. 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. That’s a crazy fanbase for not just that video game but also those people making that video game, and for me to jump on that truck with them, I was like, “Holy balls. It has to happen. You need to do this.””
As for the game’s development, well, it didn’t go too far. According to Reedus, they just finished “some of that photography,” but they “never got into the full story stuff.”
“We did some of that photography with a thousand cameras pointing at you in a million different directions, we did some things with them that might be – I don’t know if it’s on the cutting room floor. It might be in someone’s hard drive somewhere. We did some stuff for it, but we never got into the full story stuff. We were about to and that water balloon burst.”
Finally, Reedus ended the interview on a very positive statement.
“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.”