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Del Toro partners with 'major company' for Insane

Cancelled project appears to be back in production at unknown outfit

Acclaimed film director Guillermo del Toro has said he is partnering with a major games publisher for the release of his Insane games series.

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"We are in talks with a very, very big company," del Toro told The Toronto Sun.

"I can't say who, but it's one of the big ones. They really responded to the game, they responded to what we were trying," he said.

"Some of the devices of the game I need to update, because now I've seen them in other games that just came out. That always happens. But the principle we're trying to do with the game is to make it a really immersive narrative experience. It's still a really challenging proposal."

The expensive and ambitious game project had been cancelled by embattled publisher THQ in August, but the rights were transferred back to the Pan's Labyrinth director in the process.

However, the shift in partnerships has delayed the Insane project, with a "2015" release date now pencilled in. Del Toro had originally been working on the project in a consultant capacity at Saints Row: The Third developer Volition.

del Toro recently claimed that his dream partner for Insane would be PC games kingpin Valve, having revealed he is a huge fan of the company's work.

Ellen McClain, the voice of GLaDOS from the Portal series, will be heard as the voice of an AI in del Toro's upcoming feature film Pacific Rim.

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