Keanu Reeves’ 50s have been a few of his most achieved and prolific, from discovering yet one more beloved franchise to star in to returning to a number of older ones to changing into a prolific inspirer of memes — all whereas nonetheless trying like he’s in his 30s. He’s even expanded his repertoire into the realm of video video games. Final 12 months it was revealed he’d have a starring function in Cyberpunk 2077, which might require not solely voice work but in addition a motion-capture efficiency. And although the latter can solely be seen however briefly within the new trailer, at the least the cameo is amusingly profane.
As per IndieWire, the primary prolonged have a look at Cyberpunk 2077 was unveiled throughout a 25-minute video on Thursday, which included a three-minute trailer in addition to the announcement that the sport will even obtain an anime present due subsequent 12 months on Netflix. The sport, from the builders of the favored Witcher collection, is an RPG from the longtime Cyberpunk franchise, which started as a tabletop recreation in 1988. Gamers get to embody V, a mercenary whose look you’ll be able to customise, and who prowls a futuristic dystopia, attempting to find an implant that might grant him immortality.
The trailer exhibits off the anticipated first-person, Grand Theft Auto-style mayhem, albeit with a, effectively, cyberpunk sheen. Reeves himself is generally heard, not seen, till the 11th hour, when he’s very a lot each, delivering a good red-band gag earlier than the reduce to black, all whereas trying not in contrast to Sylvester Stallone in Cobra.
This isn’t the primary time Reeves has accomplished cyberpunk, and even the primary time he’s been concerned in a recreation. Oddly, these have been for a similar title: the 1995 thriller Johnny Mnemonic, primarily based on the novel by William Gibson, the daddy of cyberpunk. The film didn’t do effectively initially, but it surely paved the best way for The Matrix, and it was was a CD-ROM recreation, that includes 90 minutes of full-motion video. Second time’s the allure, it appears.
Cyberpunk 2077 will probably be out on November 19.
(By way of IndieWire)