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