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David Cage's Writing Turned Ellen Page Into A Game Believer

Want to impress someone who is unfamiliar with modern video games? Show them a fantastic script penned by David Cage's Quantic Dream.

As most everyone knows by now, Ellen Page is the actress that will portray Jodie Holmes in Quantic's new project, Beyond: Two Souls. But when she was first approached for the role, she didn't really get it. As reported by USA Today and cited by the Belfast Telegraph, she "didn't understand what it meant to be in a video game."

But then she went and read the script. She said she was "so moved by this young female protagonist, who was strong and complex and interesting, and a story that was profound and subversive and emotional." Page also added:

"David is telling stories by having these games with complex emotions and ethical and moral choices that lead to significant consequences. How an audience interacts with that, I think, is really interesting."

Yeah. We better call these video games, because they're doing the most for this industry in terms of artistry, maturity, and progression. And if you'd like to see Page and Cage (sounds like a superhero duo) interviewed, here's the latest from the PlayStation Blog:

Tags: david cage, quantic dream, beyond two souls, ellen page

7/19/2012 8:37:21 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 9:53:40 PM
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There's no doubt about it, it's projects like these that will lead to gaming being a more accepted form of entertainment for adults.

It's that complex emotional journey that simply can't be portrayed without player interaction that I really like. No matter how intense a movie is it doesn't rely on me to decide the outcome and that's where creativity gets a chance to reach heights that weren't ever possible in older entertainment mediums.

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Rogueagent01
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12:08:47 PM

Unless you bought the Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay Bluray, it actually did rely on you to decide the outcome ;)

I know it isn't the best movie to use as an example, but it is one none the less.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12:30:02 PM

I get your point about interactive DVDs but they don't quite reach the level of a game's outcome depending on your performance as in a main character's death.

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EMax
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 10:14:03 PM
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Let the (PC)age begin!!! *said with a sort of demigodly, echo-y, epic-y kinda tone of voice*

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Xombito
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 10:34:47 PM
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PAGE AND CAGE FROM BEYOND!

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akmdpc
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 10:51:11 PM
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Really cool interview. I think he made a fantastic choice with casting Page. The sequences they've shown look amazing. Can not wait!

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Solid Fantasy
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 5:16:12 AM
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Watched the interview yesterday. It wasn't the best interview I've ever seen, but anything about this game makes it worth the gander.

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___________
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 7:23:59 AM
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nice to see his influences even have power outside the industry!
its a shame we dont have many like him.
id like to imagine how different this gen would of been if COD was the niche, rare title, and not heavy rain.
would of made things much more interesting and emotional thats for sure!

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Robochic
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 11:52:34 AM
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Amazing, I can't wait for this game. I love Ellen Page in movies so this will be great.

I love Heavy Rain so this one is a top 5 games to get :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12:30:50 PM
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Her character Ariadne (I think?) in Inception makes her a good choice.

I refuse to watch Juno.

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