Guillermo del Toro Gómez (born October 9, 1964) is an acclamated Mexican filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, author. He is best known for the Academy Award-winning fantasy films Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and the recent The Shape of Water (2017). A long-time friend of Hideo Kojima, he was the one who initially introduced Kojima to Norman Reedus, in the cancelled reboot of the Silent Hill series, Silent Hills.
When Kojima goes indipendent, del Toro provide the likeness of an unknown character for his new game, Death Stranding, introduced in the TGA 2016 teaser trailer, which also confirmed actor Mads Mikkelsen's role in the game. He will not, however, be portraying the character, due to having obligations to many other film projects.