More than 10 days have passed, but on the net there is still talk of Keanu Reeves, of his appearance during Microsoft’s E3 2019 conference, and of his participation in the CD Projekt RED Cyberpunk 2077 project, in which he will play the character of Johnny Silverhand. .. or rather, his digital ghost that haunts V, the protagonist.
Although the real Johnny seems to be dead, his digital version will play a central role in the Cyberpunk 2077 narrative. In a recent interview given to GameIndustry.biz, Quest Director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz spoke of the decision to engage the American actor in the role of such an important figure: “We were thinking about the nature of Johnny’s character. He is a rebel who stands before to oppression; believes in an ideal. A lot of characters played by Keanu in his career did the same. Choosing it for John Silverhand was natural. Also, I don’t know if you know, he played many characters named John or Johnny, which created a nice connection. In general, for us, it was a natural choice, and he is a very experienced actor. We were very excited about working with him”.
Judging by the reactions of the fans, the choice was undoubtedly apt. During the same interview, Tomaszkiewicz of the pressure felt by CD Projekt, at the same time exciting and stressful. Meanwhile, a petition has started on the web asking for the insertion of the Breathtaking trophy/goal into the game!