Big name actors enlisted for voices in Call of Duty: Black Ops

by: Chad -
Activision announced today that a couple of big actors will provide voice work for Call of Duty: Black Ops.  The first is Gary Oldman; he's no surprise since he's done voice acting in other games (Call of Duty: World at War and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead).  The second is Ed Harris.  Good grief, that man has been in a lot of movies that I really like.  Check out the full list at IMDB.  

Additionally, David Goyer is providing "script consultation and story development support."  His name might not be familiar but he's helped with such movies as Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and Blade.  All in all, I don't think these Hollywood types will detract from the experience.  Now, it's just a little bit of a wait until the November 9 release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

TREYARCH RECRUITS TOP HOLLYWOOD TALENT FOR CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS


Award-Wining Actors Gary Oldman & Ed Harris and Screenwriter David S. Goyer Officially Attached to the Most Anticipated Launch of 2010

Santa Monica, CA – Sept. 7, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and leading game developer Treyarch, announced today that award-winning actors Gary Oldman and Ed Harris have joined the cast of Treyarch’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops, with David S. Goyer having come on board to provide script consultation and story development support. Oldman, known for his work in The Professional, Dracula, Batman: The Dark Knight and most recently, The Book of Eli, will reprise his role as Viktor Reznov from Call of Duty: World at War; and Harris, best known for his roles in films like The Abyss, A History of Violence, Pollock, Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff, will play one of the game’s main characters, CIA operative Jason Hudson. Filmmaker David S. Goyer’s writing credits include the blockbusters Batman: Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Blade and the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel.

“Oldman, Harris and Goyer are considered some of Hollywood’s finest talents and they perfectly complement Call of Duty: Black Ops’ ambitious and immersive single player experience,” says Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch. “Their contributions have helped us to push the boundaries of our story telling and character development far beyond anything we have ever attempted before in the franchise.”

Rated “M” (Mature – Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language) by the ESRB, Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released worldwide on November 9. For more information, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @JD_2020.
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