Sunday, July 21, 2019

Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

Internet's boyfriend, Keanu Reeves could have starred in Death Stranding but Hideo Kojima wanted Mads Mikkelsen.

Whenever he is not busy killing mobsters for stealing his vintage car and killing his puppy as John Wick, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) shows up in E3 2019 event to promote upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Recently, it was revealed during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that Reeves was so close to make an appearance in upcoming anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima but got replaced instead.

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Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

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Kojima shared a panel at SDCC 2019 with his friend and film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) and shared new bits of information regarding his most-ambitious work yet along with a few other details.

He started independently working on his new project that Kojima Productions will develop right after his controversial departure from Konami. Then Sony Interactive Entertainment came forward showing interest to be its publisher.

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In early phase of development, he was originally recommended that Keanu Reeves be cast in a pivotal role but he insisted on taking actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) on that role and Keanu was replaced.

Alongside Mads, Kojima enlisted celebrities like Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) in his game.

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Reeves is already doing pretty good with his smash-hit success of John Wick franchise that has a fourth movie incoming next year and filming Bill & Ted Face the Music aside from his role of Johnny Silverhand in upcoming CD Projekt Red game.

He is on top of his game once again and fans find him breathtaking, so much so that he might even get featured in a future project by Marvel Cinematic Universe, because Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige very much wants him to.

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Given his current height of success, many fans may think that Kojima made a mistake by ignoring him but people who are familiar with Mikkelsen's work surely knows the man is more than capable to deliver a standout performance.

Besides, Mikkelsen was always a better choice for what Kojima wanted to make as Death Stranding is a game shrouded in mystery and adopts an ominous tone, which is very much reflects on in-game character Cliff that Mads is playing and it looks fantastic.