Cyberpunk 2077, Keanu Reeves and 12 Different Film Stars Who Made the Leap to Video Video games


Typically video games want that further cinematic contact.

Keanu Reeves showing in Cyberpunk 2077 is simply the newest instance of Hollywood and the world of AAA video games merging. Video games corporations are always making an attempt to push the envelope on the subject of immersive, lifelike graphics, and every so often builders want a bit of further assist. Typically the one solution to actually convey a online game character to life is to rent a well-known Hollywood actor to play the half.

We’re seeing this pattern increasingly more these days, with actors not simply lending their voices to big-budget video games, however their digitized likenesses as nicely. Listed below are 12 main film stars (plus Keanu!) who’ve made the soar from movie to video games…

Bruce Willis in Apocalypse

Bruce Willis - Apocalypse

Activision’s PlayStation shooter Apocalypse is an early instance of a well-known actor being digitized for the private enjoyment of avid gamers. However whereas all of the speak of 3D scanning and motion-capturing Bruce Willis’ efficiency sounded spectacular, it will definitely turned obvious that the PlayStation wasn’t actually reduce out for such a graphically intensive course of. As of late, Apocalypse is greatest remembered as the sport that made developer Neversoft’s Tony Hawk video games attainable.

Jet Li in Rise to Honor

Jet Li - Rise to Honor

Martial arts film icon Jet Li lent his likeness and his devastating strikes to this 2004 PlayStation 2 recreation. Li performs Package Yun, an undercover cop tasked with defending against the law boss’ daughter. The sport was criticized for being extra of an interactive film than a deep brawler, however we think about loads of Li followers had been completely completely happy about that trade-off.

Jean Reno in Onimusha three: Demon Siege

Jean Reno - Onimusha 3

The third entry within the Onimusha sequence threw a serious curve ball at gamers, including in a time journey component as sequence protagonist Hidemitsu Samanosuke Akechi swapped locations with modern-day police officer Jacques Blanc. The Blanc position was carried out by none apart from French motion star Jean Reno.

Chow Yun-fat in John Woo’s Stranglehold

Chow Yun-fat - Stranglehold

Stranglehold is an particularly fascinating instance of a recreation utilizing a celeb’s likeness, as the sport acts as a direct sequel to John Woo’s 1992 movie Exhausting Boiled. Chow Yun-fat returned to painting iconic motion hero Inspector “Tequila” Yuen. The sport was reported to be due for a movie adaptation, although the mission has been dormant for years at this level.

Nathan Fillion in Halo

Nathan Fillion - Halo

Nathan Fillion made his Halo franchise debut in 2007’s Halo three, voicing a personality named Gunnery Sergeant Reynolds. Nevertheless, Fillion went the additional mile within the 2009 spinoff Halo three: ODST (a recreation that additionally options the voices of celebrities like Tricia Helfer and Alan Tudyk), lending each his voice and likeness to a distinct character named Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Buck later returned in 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians, receiving a large visible improve within the course of.

Kristen Bell in Murderer’s Creed

Kristen Bell - Assassins Creed

Kristen Bell has performed a recurring position within the Murderer’s Creed sequence, together with her voice and likeness being utilized to the character Lucy Stillman. Lucy is launched within the authentic recreation as an assistant to Dr. Warren Vidic, serving to Desmond entry his genetic recollections of his murderer ancestor, Altair. Bell reprised the position for a number of Murderer’s Creed sequels.

Sam Witwer in Star Wars: The Pressure Unleashed

Sam Witwer - The Force Unleashed

Whereas Sam Witwer could also be greatest identified to Star Wars followers because the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Solo: A Star Wars Story, he first reduce his tooth taking part in a really completely different type of Star Wars character. Witwer portrays Darth Vader’s secret murderer Starkiller in each Pressure Unleashed video games, displaying followers that there are some powers too nice for even the Darkish Lord of the Sith to regulate.

Aaron Staton in L.A. Noire

Aaron Staton - LA Noire

L.A. Noire was a real technological showcase when it was launched in 2011. The sport’s “MotionScan” know-how was used to seize actors’ facial actions from quite a lot of angles, permitting gamers to detect refined modifications in temper and emotion throughout interrogation scenes. Mad Males’s Aaron Staton served because the face of the sport’s protagonist, Detective Cole Phelps.

Ellen Web page in Past: Two Souls

Ellen Page - Beyond Two Souls

2013’s Past: Two Souls is a cinematic journey that casts Ellen Web page as a lady psychically bonded to an incorporeal entity named Aiden. Web page and her co-stars (together with Willem Dafoe) carried out intensive movement seize work along with voice-over duties. Many avid gamers famous the similarities between Web page’s character mannequin and the very Web page-esque character Ellie from The Final of Us. Even Web page was a bit of bemused by the visible similarities.

Kevin Spacey in Name of Responsibility: Superior Warfare

Kevin Spacey - Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

The Name of Responsibility franchise has an extended historical past of utilizing well-known Hollywood actors for key voice roles. However no recreation banked extra closely on its movie star forged than 2014’s Name of Responsibility: Superior Warfare. Actor Kevin Spacey turned the face of the sport, portraying antagonist Jonathan Irons in a battle exploring the character of warfare within the mid-21st century.

Hayden Panettiere in Till Daybreak

Hayden Panettiere - Until Dawn

It is solely becoming that survival horror recreation Till Daybreak would function a celeb forged when it attracts so closely from traditional slasher films like Friday the 13th and The Evil Useless. Hayden Panettiere is certainly one of a number of Hollywood stars to play a task within the recreation. The forged additionally consists of Rami Malek, Brett Dalton and Peter Stormare.

Norman Reedus in Loss of life Stranding

Norman Reedus - Death Stranding

The Strolling Useless’s Norman Reedus is ready to star within the long-gestating Loss of life Stranding. Reedus performs protagonist Sam Bridges, a personality who helps forge connections between remoted individuals in a post-apocalyptic US. Whereas Reedus has develop into the face of the sport ever since that weird first trailer, the sport options the likenesses of many well-known actors, together with Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner and even administrators Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn.

Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077

Keanu Reeves - Cyberpunk

Maybe the largest and most welcome shock of E3 2019 got here when Keanu Reeves walked onstage throughout Microsoft’s convention to announce he’ll be showing within the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. Reeves is taking part in a personality known as Johnny Silverhands. Mainly, image John Wick with a cybernetic arm and you’ve got some concept of what to anticipate from his newest position.

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