If you’ve been keeping tabs on Press Start, an upcoming movie that parodies classic games, you’ll be delighted to know that Daniel and Carlos Pesina, the Pesina brothers, have joined the cast of the comedy feature film. The brothers, known mostly as Johnny Cage and Raiden from the Mortal Kombat series, will be spoofing the type of roles that have made them famous.
Daniel Pesina is best known for his motion-capture work as Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile from the venerable fighting series. He has also worked in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies and The Book of Swords. His brother, Carlos Pesina, also works at Midway as a motion capture artist and animator, and is best known for his performance as Raiden.
“It’s a thrill to have Daniel and Carlos onboard,” beams director Ed Glaser. “Not only are they skilled and professional, not only are they living videogame icons, but they have a terrific sense of humor about what they do. I think videogame fans are going to love seeing them in these roles. Viewers who realize that they’re watching the Real Deal will find that extra level of humor that makes their scenes just a bit funnier.”
Press Start is the story of a suburban youth in a videogame world that is recruited by an “ill-tempered” ninja and a “tough-as-nails” space soldier to save the world from a “tyrannical, but comically insecure,” sorcerer. The movie is scheduled for release sometime this year, and more information can be found on its website.