Prototype goes Hollywood

Barry Pepper, Gordon Clapp, Paul Guilfoyle to give voice to Radical Entertainment's upcoming parkour-inspired action game.

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As was made quite clear last week, publishers are paying an increasing amount of attention (and money) to secure top-notch voice acting for their games. Today, Sierra Entertainment revealed a trio of big-screen actors tapped to lend their talents to the production of its parkour-tinged action game Prototype.

He's a Pepper.

Taking the role of protagonist shape-shifter Alex Mercer will be Barry Pepper (Flags of Our Fathers, M.A.N.T.I.S.). The supporting cast will be headlined by character actors Gordon Clapp (Flags of Our Fathers, NYPD Blue) and Paul Guilfoyle (C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, M.A.N.T.I.S.).

Developed by Radical Entertainment (Scarface: The World is Yours, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction), Prototype is slated to launch on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC later this year.

Discussion

70 comments
DeafMonkey39
DeafMonkey39

I'm tototally bying this game!!...although they could work alittle more on the graphics!!...but graphics don't matter much alot!!...i reserved(pre-ordered) mines already and payed for the whole game already!!...now all i have to do is wait!!...[PROTOTYPE] ROCKS!!...

bobble_head17
bobble_head17

this game looks sweet . Im just hope its not a renter.

dutch777
dutch777

this will only add to the gaming world being taken seriously as a media device that is expanding globally.

H-A-V-O-K
H-A-V-O-K

one thing i wanna know is this game still gonna run on Titanium engine? i was hoping they might switch to the euphoria engine that runs "star wars the force unleashed". as for the actors, remember those guys are live actors not voice actors. so here's hopin for the best.

nunoisbigboss
nunoisbigboss

ive got high hopes for this game it looks interesting

Azwhtknight
Azwhtknight

I hope that they pay as close attention to the game itself as they are to the voice acting. I will say that it does perk my interest as to what kind of story line they will have though.

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

sounds really good, so the voice acting is secure, we just need the game to be good now

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

I haven't played Radical's previous games, but Prototype looks really cool. :D

starmanuk50
starmanuk50

yes more wasted money on actors that would have been better spent on the game, go find some good cheap unsigned actors out there that can do the job for a lot less, all that money would have been better spent in improving the game etc. if it turns out a masterpiece then i will take it all back.

chief_527
chief_527

Sorry zake. We are not going to see your profile just because you're ignorant. Nice try thou

highvolts12
highvolts12

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jazilla
jazilla

zeke, this isnt going to be a movie. These actors have been paid to voice act for the game lol. Please read the whole article before you comment. It makes for better comments.

zeke2040
zeke2040

this movie is going to blow, why don't they do a CGI movie and not a real live action movie, they might mess up a good movie... like resident evil... it didn't make good money at all, but there coming out with the CGI movie of it, you can check it out on my video section of my profile... let me put it this way , would you like to see devil may cry as tom cruise heck no... i would prefer it in CGI better.

GolgoThirteen
GolgoThirteen

Barry Pepper was outstanding as Joe Galloway in We Were Soldiers. I am glad they picked him. Paul Guilfoyle plays his role well in CSI, so I am not dissapointed with this choice. Gordon Clapp I've never heard of, not an NYPD Blue fan myself, but I hope he will do a good job. All in all a good selection of voice talent, can't wait for this game to release.

wars45
wars45

dont care tis ga\me looks aqce lol

swollenmember89
swollenmember89

wow seriously someone should hire me to do some voice acting... I seriously no joke, have a movie presenter scale voice. I could be like... >game start> "DEATHMATCH" >game highlight> "HEADSHOT!!!" >game ends> "GAME-OVER">etc.

tyg_skye
tyg_skye

v Agreed :D but I hope he does better

tyg_skye
tyg_skye

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Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

Never like the way he acts, let alone his voice, I am indifferet for his talent and some clowns on the streets.

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

Hope it doesnt just end up a glorified platformer with "parkour" inspirations.

MuscleCarMan
MuscleCarMan

i only know pepper from Saving Private Ryan as the bible passage spewing sniper. He was good in that so he should be in this too.

SSgt_Mapp
SSgt_Mapp

cool... video games on the same level as movies now for actors and actress

Pete5506
Pete5506

Thats some what cool, he would be a good person to play as

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Doing a voice in a video game is pretty much the same as doing a voice in one of those CG movies (Shrek, Cars, etc) so they should get paid the same. The work may even be MORE since a lot of times there is a lot more dialog.

ocdog45
ocdog45

over priced artist IMO

spartanlaser
spartanlaser

wow a parkour based video game... could someone say assassins creed on steriods YAAA

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Never heard of any of these actors. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Lesser known actors are usually better for games.

dscot18
dscot18

buzzguy "I always love the movies and tv series they choose to put beside the actors. I'm pretty sure Barry Pepper's been involved in better projects than M.A.N.T.I.S....whatever it is." I was thinking the same thing. How about Saving Private Ryan, and he did a good job in that HBO movie "61."

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

Mp5slipknot This is cool and all but is it really wise to make a movie of a game that hasn't even come out yet? I mean we don't even know if the game will be any good. ======================================= I'll admit, I almost made the same mistake, but read past the title of the story next time.....

masterchief375
masterchief375

Battlefield earth was pretty funny, John Travolta with dreads...haha ROTFL

buzzguy
buzzguy

I always love the movies and tv series they choose to put beside the actors. I'm pretty sure Barry Pepper's been involved in better projects than M.A.N.T.I.S....whatever it is.

danleeah
danleeah

Battlefield Earth is the funniest movie I have ever seen. To this day I can't take John Travolta seriously.

1nverted
1nverted

Barry Peppers career ended when he starred in Battlefield Earth. Have you seen that film, it's rated as one of the worst of all time.

Capt_Doom
Capt_Doom

Here's a guess: Pepper= Good guy ( of course ) Clapp=military guy possibly bad or good,not sure Guilfoyle= Bad guy

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

Just want to try the game, screw the movie!

IKKF
IKKF

I don't even remember any of the actors in Flags of Our Fathers very much, but their performances were awesome, so I think this game will have stelar voice acting if you have these guys in it.

Lone_Wolff
Lone_Wolff

lmao at people that think this is casting for a movie. Its voice actors for the video game...And Barry Peppers is the man. He should be pretty good in my opinion =D

Sick3r
Sick3r

Maybe parents/the public will now say "Hey, maybe video games can provide more jobs and improve our economy?". Even though it basically already has.

o_laggy_o
o_laggy_o

Sweet; and lol at Mp5slipknot's ignorance.

NikoBellic07
NikoBellic07

Mp5slipknot, if you had taken the time to read the article, you would have noticed this: publishers are paying an increasing amount of attention (and money) to secure top-notch VOICE ACTING for their games.

Mp5slipknot
Mp5slipknot

This is cool and all but is it really wise to make a movie of a game that hasn't even come out yet? I mean we don't even know if the game will be any good.

borgmaster
borgmaster

Guilfoyle is awesome, I hope his character'll be like Brass

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm glad people in the movie industry are taking a greater interest in games, this is just another example.