Ellen Page and Ashley Johnson will be starring in PlayStation games Beyond: Two Souls and The Last Of Us respectively, with new photos and videos providing a peek behind the scenes.
Ellen Page (L) and David Cage (R) laugh during shooting for 'Beyond: Two Souls' ©All rights reserved - Quantic Dream / SCE
Page, who took lead roles in Inception and Juno, worked with Parisian studio Quantic Dream and director David Cage to produce a performance as Jodie Holmes, a young girl on the run from the authorities, exploring a strange and powerful connection to the afterlife.
Johnson rose to prominence in TV series Growing Pains before taking on the challenge of The Killing. As orphaned teen Ellie, she accompanies an older, shadier Joel as they try to survive in a plague-ravaged world.
Both actresses have taken their place among members of each game's cast to participate in performance capture sessions that mean their likenesses and movements can be replicated within the two 2013 titles.
Performance capture (or motion capture, as it's also known) has become an integral part of the video game making experience.
Comparing game character Jodie Holmes (L) and actress Ellen Page (R) of 'Beyond: Two Souls' ©All rights reserved - Quantic Dream / SCE
The technique has been used in anything from sports titles like FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL to action games such as Enslaved (which secured the talents of Lord of the Rings' Andy Serkis) and Mortal Kombat, while the detective thriller L.A. Noire (starring Mad Men's Aaron Staton) impressed with its array of super-realistic faces.
The Last of Us - Cinematic Process video: youtu.be/aA-8c0_hcPk
The Last of Us - Performance Capture Video: youtu.be/ODxqtwkdegU
The Last of Us official website: thelastofus.com
Beyond: Two Souls official website: beyondps3.com
Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker as they appear in 'The Last of Us' ©All rights reserved - Naughty Dog / SCE
Troy Baker (L) and Ashley Johnson (R) during performance capture for 'The Last Of Us' ©All rights reserved - Naughty Dog / SCE