Ed Harris and Gary Oldman Voice Characters in CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS; David S. Goyer Consulting

     September 7, 2010

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This item goes out to those of you who find yourselves in the middle of a Venn diagram for fans of tremendous actors and first-person shooters.  Game developer Treyarch has recruited the vocal talents of Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight) and Ed Harris (Gone Baby Gone) for Call of Duty: Black Ops.  Just for kicks, David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) is on board as a story consultant.

Oldman reprises his role as Viktor Reznov from Call of Duty: World at War, while Harris will voice CIA operative Jason Hudson, said to be one of the game’s main characters.  Black Ops goes on sale November 9th; hit the jump for the official press release.

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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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