E3 06: Fishburne, Hackman punk Dirty Harry

Warner Bros. Interactive's game based on <i>Dirty Harry</i> films will feature voices of Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne.


LOS ANGELES--Basing a game on a movie franchise doesn't carry a lot of weight without some A-list Hollywood talent. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's upcoming action game Dirty Harry, based on the films that began with 1971's Dirty Harry>, will feature the voice and likeness of Academy Award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood.

But Eastwood won't be dishing out his vigilante justice alone. Joining the cast will be Gene Hackman (The French Connection, Hoosiers) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Mission: Impossible III). Hackman will portray police supervisor Al Bressler, and Fishburne will play Reverend Carlton Clay. Eastwood has worked with both actors in films, having directed Hackman in The Unforgiven and Fishburne in Mystic River.

The Dirty Harry games were announced in February 2005, but WBIE still has yet to release concrete details. As of now, the game has not been designated for any specific platforms, as a release merely stated it would appear on "next-generation consoles." It is being shown behind closed doors at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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