THQ In Deal With Hellboy Director

Agoura Hills-based THQ announced today that it is in a multi-year deal with the writer and director of Hellboy, Guillermo del Toro, to develop a new trilogy of videogames. THQ said that it is working with Volition Inc. on a new game trilogy called inSANE, where del Toro will act as external creative director. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. THQ also said that del Toro will also work with the game publisher on potential "transmedia" projects around the games. The company said it will own intellectual property rights to the inSANE video games, and del Toro will hold rights to any filmed entertainment products derived from the effort.