Call of Duty: Black Ops to feature the voices of Gary Oldman and Ed Harris

Activision has revealed actors Gary Oldman and Ed Harris as two of the main voices for characters in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Oldman will be reprising his role from Call of Duty: World at War, where he played Russian Red Army squad leader Viktor Reznov, and Harris is lending his voice to CIA operative Jason Hudson (said to be "one of the game's main characters").

Additionally, Batman film writer David S. Goyer is offering "script consultation and story development support" on Black Ops, presumably offering suggestions like "make the main character's voice darker, more gravelly." Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said of the announcement, "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." Does that mean this time we'll understand what's going on? We can only hope.
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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

London, UK – 7th September, 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."

Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released worldwide on 9th November. For more information, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @JD_2020.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.