The B+ list actors of Red Alert 3
8/20/2008 9:38:00 AM
Here's a new trailer for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
that shows off a lot of the Hollywood talent the folks have landed for the cutscenes in the game. Sulu himself looks to play the heavy for the China side. We get J. Jonah Jameson for the US and it Dr. Frank-N-Furter for the Russians. Jennifer McCarthy takes the role of Tanya for this game. I'm really excited about this one.
EA ANNOUNCES STAR STUDDED CAST FOR COMMAND AND CONQUER RED ALERT 3
Top Actors and Actresses from Around the World Come Together to Form
One of the Largest Ensemble Casts in the History of Video Games
Leipzig, Germany – August 20, 2008 – During a press conference at Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the all-star ensemble cast featured in this holiday’s highly anticipated real-time strategy video game Command & ConquerTM Red AlertTM 3. Starring in the Command & ConquerTM franchise’s trademark live-action movie sequences, the diverse group includes a host of award-winning actors, action stars, science fiction legends, up-and-coming starlets from around the globe and even mixed martial artists.
The cast of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 follows (in alphabetical order by last name): Gemma Atkinson (the UK’s Hollyoaks), Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunt for Red October), Andrew Divoff (LOST), Kelly Hu (X2, The Scorpion King), Jenny McCarthy (Scream 3, former Playboy Playmate of the Year), Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale), Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Autumn Reeser (The OC), Peter Stormare (Prison Break, Armageddon), George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), and two of the most recognizable names in competitive mixed martial arts Randy “The Natural” Couture (former UFC Heavyweight champion) and Gina “Conviction” Carano (Undefeated Elite XC fighter, American Gladiators).
“This is by far the most exciting cast we have in over 13 years of shooting live-action movies for Command & Conquer,” said Chris Corry, executive producer at EALA. “The caliber of the performances we received, both individually and collectively, have really raised the storytelling bar for the franchise. We are really excited that we will be delivering such a high quality production that is on par with movies and television shows.”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I came in to work on a video game,” said Jenny McCarthy from the set of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, while playing Tanya, Allied commando and the most beloved heroine in the history of the Command & Conquer universe. “What I realized is Red Alert 3 is not just a video game, it’s absolutely an interactive movie. This is where the people at home get to move the story forward, and where seeing the plot thicken is a reward for a job well done. And that’s really cool.”
“I think video games are one of the new frontiers for actors and using live action is just another way to connect more easily to the gamer rather than CG or animation techniques,” said J.K. Simmons from the set of the game, who is playing the anti-Communist U.S. President Howard T. Ackerman. “To be in a groundbreaking game like Red Alert 3 where we are using full on shooting of live actors and to be with Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry and Peter Stormare, it was a great opportunity for a character actor like me to have some fun.”
Fans searching for an opportunity to see even more of the talent in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 can now order the Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Premier Edition – a limited edition copy of the game that includes a bonus DVD with over an hour of exclusive content, including interviews with the talent and a behind the scenes look at the shooting of the game’s cinematic sequences. The Premier Edition is also packed full of additional Command & Conquer Red Alert goodness, including exclusive multiplayer maps, strategy tips from the development team, the official soundtrack and an exclusive beta key to a future Command & Conquer game.
Those who secure the Premier Edition or regular version of Red Alert 3 now via pre-order will also receive a special bonus package*, including:
* Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 – One of the most beloved RTS games of all time!
* From Fighter to Assassin – A featurette on EliteXC superstar, Gina Carano.
* Premier Edition Sneak Peek – Exclusive previews of Raising of the Iron Curtain, From Pens to Pixels, Command School, and BattleCast Primetime
* Red Alert Retrospective – A look back at Command & ConquerTM Red AlertTM, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & ConquerTM: Yuri’s RevengeTM
* Exclusive multiplayer/skirmish map for Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 when the game ships
* Exclusive Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 desktop wallpapers