Pawel Sasko has been one of the main spokesmen for CD Projekt Red at E3 2019, and has spoken with the North American portal Gamespot to explain how they ended up hiring the well-known American actor of Lebanese origin for Cyberpunk 2077.
<We had the character of Johnny Silverhand created and prepared in the demo, and we knew it was going to be a very important character from the beginning to the end of the video game, "says Sasko. " The thing is that through your different encounters with the character, you can develop your story with him in several directions And we started looking for an actor that could embody him And, yes, we had a handful of options, but since about a year ago the idea was to try it with Keanu "
Keanu has always played strong characters ” A Keanu is known for playing strong characters who fight for something, and I think that’s the key. , John Wick, right? That struggles to survive, or Neo in the Matrix that see ks to be free. And before we even had Johnny Mnemonic, “I have continued. & Quot; All those characters have very strong personalities and they fight for something.The thing is that Johnny Silverhand is a bit like them because I have fights for something, I belong to a samurai band and he’s a very charismatic character in our universe. “
” So we were looking for an actor who would fit that. Our business arm suggested that we try Keanu Reeves because he embodied the profile, and at once we told them that we would not need or try. We thought it was impossible, but we still decided to go for it, “he said. ” So we contacted him and we started talking to him. We felt some people to his office to show him what the game and the character is like, and we were surprised that he fit in with the character so easily. In fact, I started making suggestions like if we could do this or that. We realized that he was interested, so we went for it ”
The presence of Keanu Reeves at E3 2019 has been the only big news that the game has left us at the North American fair. In GamesFreeBlade we have attended a presentation of the title in Los Angeles and we leave you our impressions with Cyberpunk 2077 in the pages of the magazine.