The E3 presentation of Cyberpunk 2077 was breathtaking and we can agree that the game looks amazing, but what if we get a chance to see it on the big screens?
VCG had the chance to speak to Mike Pondsmith, the creator of Cyberpunk, and one of the big questions was: “Are you actively optioning the Cyberpunk movie rights?”. Pondsmith couldn’t really talk about it, but he did share his thoughts on Keanu Reeves being a part of the game and telling the stories of the Cyberpunk universe.
“I can’t really say anything on that. But with Keanu Reeves being tied up in things, it’s become much more of a possibility.”
It’s interesting that Keanu Reeves has an opposite opinion, that games really don’t need famous actors to make a mark. Netflix making a series based on The Witcher is a nice example of that, and there is also a bunch of movies based on games. Admitably, most often those movies are rather disappointing, but they didn’t need anyone famous to become movies.
A famous actor showing up in a game definitely will get the attention of a director or two and the Cyberpunk universe can work great in a movie. So, a movie in the future shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
While talking about the possibility of a movie, Pondsmith noted that he wants players to at one moment look down and feel discomfort when they realize how little they actually are human. The movie should definitely evoke such a feeling, make the people watching question if technology should stop at some point for the sake of humanity.
Mike Pondsmith also said that the medium doesn’t really matter. Tabletop games, video games, movies, all of them have unique aspects, and there are lots of stories left to tell. He ended by saying that he’d be glad to continue working with CD Projekt Red.