Remember last summer, when auteurist videogame designer David Cage revealed that he was working on Beyond: Two Souls, a game starring Ellen Page? Turns out Page isn’t the only Oscar-nominated actor involved in Beyond. Cage’s studio Quantic Dream revealed this morning that beloved crazy-eyed psychotic Willem Dafoe will also appear in the game. Dafoe plays Nathan Dawkins, a researcher who meets Ellen Page’s character as a little girl and apparently reappears later in her life. Based on the reveal trailer, it looks like Dafoe is playing a combination of Donald Pleasence from Halloween and Lorraine Bracco from The Sopranos. Check out the reveal below:
And here’s Dafoe behind the scenes, wearing the performance-capture ping-pong suit. Dafoe scholars will note that this isn’t the actor’s first mo-cap rodeo — he also played the big four-armed green alien in John Carter, which frankly would have been a much better movie if it had been called Willem Dafoe’s Big Four-Armed Green Alien.
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