Activision and Treyarch had announced today that award-winning Hollywood actors Gary Oldman and Ed Harris have joined the cast of Call of Duty: Black Ops, with screenwriter David S. Goyer providing script consultation and story development. Gary Oldman, better known for his roles in Dracula, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Professional will be reprising his role as Viktor Reznov from Call of Duty: World at War, and Ed Harris, who has been seen in films like Apollo 13, The Rock, The Abyss and A Beautiful Mind will play one of the game’s main characters, CIA Operative Jason Hudson. Film director and screenwriter David S. Goyer, who is helping with the script and story for Black Ops has been better known for his writing credits behind such films as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Blade and the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel.
Mark Lamia, the Studio Head at Treyarch had this to say:
“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. Their contributions have helped us to push the boundaries of our story telling and character development far beyond anything we ever attempted before in the franchise.”