Activision have been preparing to launch 007 Legends later this year, but today it was announced that this new installment to the Bond franchise will have a lot of star power behind it. Stars including the likes of Daniel Craig, Michael Lonsdale, Naomie Harris and Richard Kiel will be featured in Legends, among others. Famous writers from the films have also been enlisted, offering up a story that ties together six missions that are straight from the flicks themselves.
Here are a few more details:
007 Legends will feature Daniel Craig’s (Casino Royale, SKYFALL, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) James Bond while Rory Kinnear (SKYFALL, Quantuum of Solace, Wild Target) voices Mi6’s Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner. The Moonraker mission features familiar Bond actors, including Michael Lonsdale (Of Gods and Men, Moonraker, Munich) reprising his villainous role as Hugo Drax and Richard Kiel (Happy Gilmore, Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me) as Drax’s notorious henchman – Jaws. Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, SKYFALL) and Ola Rapace (Beyond, SKYFALL, Together), both in this fall’s feature film SKYFALL, will also make their video game debuts in 007 Legends.
In addition, veteran Bond film and video game writer, Bruce Feirstein (The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, GoldenEye), pens 007 Legends’ overarching storyline while the acclaimed James Bond film composer – David Arnold (Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies, Independence Day) – and established TV composer, Kevin Kiner (“Hell on Wheels,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “CSI: Miami”) lend their musical expertise and talent to the robust video game soundtrack. The 007 Legends’ talent roster will continue to grow as additional game missions are revealed.
Yes, the Bond games know how to bring in the talent, and it will be very interesting to see how this project comes together when 007 Legends launches on October 17, 2012.