007 Legends To Feature Original Jaws And Drax Actors
A few months ago, Moonraker was confirmed as the first playable mission in the upcoming (and awesome-sounding) 007 Legends. While it’s definitely not my favorite Bond movie, it has a bizarre, could-only-happen-in-the-70s kind of weirdness to it that makes it a great fit for a video game, and immediately made me more than a little interested in seeing what this game will actually be like.
This week, a little more information creeped out, and thus the answer appears to be ‘pretty awesome’. It is now confirmed that actors Richard Kiel and Michael Londsdale will be reprising their roles in the original Moonraker for the 007 Legends remake. This is unquestionably good, if only because it’ll throw some work to some criminally underused and yet quite awesome character Actors, Kiel in particular, who played iconic bond villain Jaws in Moonraker and the previous bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.
Kiel made a steady living playing idiosyncratic characters in a host of movies and TV shows during the 60s and 70s until he almost hit the big time with Bond. Sadly, his association with one of the cheesier decades in American history caused his prospects to dry up during the 80s. Londsdale has had a far more prolific career both in English language cinema and his native France. His most recent high profile work was as Theon of Alexandria in the late-Roman Empire period film Agora (you should see this movie, seriously.)
As for the game itself, the script is by Bruce Feirstein, who penned the original Goldeneye (awesome), but also Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough (terrible). Still, he knows Bond, and did a pretty good job updating his original Goldeneye Script for 007 Goldeneye Reloaded for Daniel Craig’s version of the character, so I consider this a win for the game.
So what say you, Game Fronters? Excited, or bored by this news?