Bethesda has always employed top notch voice talent for The Elder Scrolls franchise and The Elder Scrolls Online will be no different. In a recent press release, Bethesda unveiled some of the vast that will be lending their voices to the game, accompanied by a Voice Cast Reveal video posted below. The video includes commentary from John Cleese (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Bill Nighy (Underworld), and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange).
In addition to those six, Elder Scrolls veteran voice actor Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), who has lent her talent since Morrowind, returns with her Skyrim role of Azura, the Daedric Prince of Dusk and Dawn – though she sadly was not a part of the video. Also not in the video, but revealed as cast members are Peter Stormare (Fargo), Jim Ward (WALL-E), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect franchise), and Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy). So while you’re battling with friends, it’s nice to know there will be several familiar voices in the game…of people you wish were your friends (or in the case of Kate, more than just friends).
If all goes according to plan, The Elder Scrolls Online will launch on PC (Windows and Mac) on April 4, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions following sometime in June.
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“Underworld” films and Total Recall star Kate Beckinsale has signed onto Eliza Graves, the next directing vehicle for Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Call).
ShockTillYouDrop.com first told you about this Nu Image/Millennium production last fall. Then, they were told Eliza Graves is a psychological thriller about a doctor who takes a job at an insane asylum. There, she falls for another doctor and soon comes to learn that the patients have taken over the clinic.
The film is based on the Edgar Allen Poe tale “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” and was adapted by Joseph Gangemi (Fear Itself, Wind Chill).
Shooting is expected to begin this June. Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) serves as one of the producers.
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Added stills & posters from Contraband, as well as behind the scenes photos from Kate’s most recent
 January 6th – Underworld Awakening Press Conference
 January 15th – 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
 January 16th – Extra @ The Grove
 January 16th – 13th Annual Warner Bros. & InStyle Golden Globe After Party
 January 19th – Underworld Awakening Los Angeles Premiere
 January 19th – Underworld Awakening Los Angeles Premiere – After Party
 January 21st – Cirque du Soleil OVO Celebrity Opening Night Gala
 January 25th – Underworld Awakening Madrid Photocall
 January 26th – Underworld Awakening Berlin Photocall
 February 12th – 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards
 February 21st – 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards
 February 25th – 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards
 February 26th – 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
 April 18th – Total Recall Cancun, Mexico Photo Call
 June 2nd – Spike TV’s 6th Annual Guys Choice Awards
 June 3rd – 2012 MTV Movie Awards
Sony has announced Total Recall for Blu-Ray in December. The film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston and Kate Beckinsale.
Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake is probably one of the biggest box office failures of the year as it could barely hang on for more than two weeks in theaters. The inflated production budget of $125 million also didn’t help lessen the blow, especially since the film clocked out worldwide with only $177 million.
I’m assuming most simply didn’t want a remake or reboot to the Paul Verhoeven classic. Len Wiseman is also known for adding a generic look and feel to almost anything he touches and Total Recall doesn’t seem to be an exception. Still, the casting of Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale and even Bryan Cranston should have turned some heads, but instead it mostly drew people further and further away.
The upcoming Blu-Ray has promised an extended director’s cut, which might be able to redeem the film, but will most likely just be a last minute attempt and earning a few extra dollars before it’s too late.
Our very own Jonathan Lack had this to say about the film in his review:
Total Recall is nothing more than a lazy, dull, soulless studio effort wrapped up in an enticing sci-fi landscape. Whether you’ve seen the original or not, you’ve seen every single concept, action beat, or character type this film has to offer in dozens of other films, typically done better.
The Blu-Ray will come with the following bonus material:
- Theatrical and Extended cuts of the film
- Audio commentary with Director Len Wiseman
- “Total Recall With Insight”
- “Science Fiction vs. Science Fact”
- “Designing The Fall
- “Colin Farrell”
- “The Tripping Den”
- “Quaid’s Bedroom”
- “Kate Beckinsale”
- “Lobby Escape”
- “Jessica Biel”
- “Quaid vs. Cohaagen”
- “Apartment Waterfront Chase”
- “The Fall Fight”
- “Flight and Tripping Den”
- “Elevator Chase”
- “Sequences Car Chase
Total Recall will hit stores on December 18th, 2012.
BURBANK – The future rests in the hands of formidable women. At least, that’s how the modernized world of Total Recall paints it, with Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel playing mind-bending, butt-kicking forces of good and evil.
On a recent afternoon, the raspy-voiced pair are comparing futuristic manicures. “Boring” is how Biel stacks up her metallic silver polish to Beckinsale’s trendy two-tone nails, which feature a slim line of orange at the nail-bed. Beckinsale repeats the unprintable, X-rated nickname for the style, and Biel’s eyes slightly widen. “But I still like it,” Beckinsale says with a saucy grin.
The two share zero such girly moments on-screen in the updated sci-fi film (out Friday), which hands Colin Farrell the role Arnold Schwarzenegger made famous in 1990. In the fantasy flick, beleaguered factory worker Douglas Quaid enlists a service that can turn dreams into real memories, Rekall, to try on a virtual life as a secret spy, only to trigger the truth: He’s a rebel fighter whose memory has been wiped clean (or has it?).
As Farrell wades through what is real vs. imagined, Beckinsale takes over Sharon Stone’s role as Quaid’s deadly wife, Lori. Biel plays rebel fighter Melina, who clouds Quaid’s head with memories of a more dangerous life.
The biggest difference between the new Total Recall and the original? The reboot doesn’t go to Mars, and instead takes place in a far-off Earth, now dominated by two nation-states — the wealthy United Federation of Britain and dreary Colony. “We wanted to keep it on Earth,” says director Len Wiseman of staying closer to the 1966 short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick. “The original short story never actually traveled out to Mars.”
“Who needs two movies exactly the same?” asks Beckinsale. “If you’re going to do it, you might as well do it differently.”
The film is much darker tonally, Wiseman says, “but not without its fun.” (Super-fans can rest easy: The futuristic three-breasted prostitute is alive and well.)