The actor featured as the lead protagonist in the highly-anticipated survival game, which was being created in collaboration with Del Toro and game developer Hideo Kojima.

A teaser trailer was released on Sony's Playstation Store last August (14), but both stars have since revealed the project, titled Silent Hills, has been scrapped.

Speaking at the San Francisco International Film Festival over the weekend (25-26Apr15), the Pacific Rim director said, "It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart."

Meanwhile, Reedus reached out to Twitter fans on Sunday (26Apr15), writing, "Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone."

Video game makers at Konami, the company behind Silent Hills, have now issued a statement confirming the news.

It reads: "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."

A specific reason for the cancellation has yet to be revealed, although reports suggest the game was a casualty of a falling out between Kojima and his employers at Konami.