Game of Thrones stars Sean Bean and Lena Headey return to medieval fantasy outside of Westeros in the new Final Fantasy film, dubbed Kingsglaive. In a new featurette, the actors join fellow voice actor Aaron Paul in taking fans behind-the-scenes of the recording booth and of the stage where stunt performers filmed their motion-capture roles.
“People are going to love this movie,” the Breaking Bad star says of the film. “Blood, sweat, and tears went into this. I’m just very happy to lend my voice to this incredible, complex character. Paul voices Nyx, a member of an elite military force serving the magical kingdom of Lucis. Bean voices the ruler, King Regis, while Headey breathes life to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae, who finds herself a captive of Niflheim, a nation that seeks to leverage her to gain power.
Watch the featurette, which debuted during E3.
“This universe — the gaming universe — is so dedicated and so devoted,” said Headey, who’s no stranger to video game roles. In addition to reprising Cersei Lannister for the Telltale Game of Thrones series, she also voiced Callista in the steampunk Dishonored, and a few characters in Risen. Bean, too, previously worked on the Elder Scrolls franchise, but he was blown away by the detail of the motion-capture technology.
Kingslaive Final Fantasy XV will be released by Sony Pictures in select theaters on August 19. Read the official plot synopsis below.
The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis (Sean Bean) commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, Nyx (Aaron Paul) and his fellow soldiers fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum – to marry his son, Prince Noctis to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae (Lena Headey), captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to the empire’s rule. Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination.