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Sometimes video game tie-ins for upcoming films end up utilizing the voice talents of the movie's stars. While Terminator: Salvation's video game will have some star power, Christian Bale won't be involved with the project.
Terminator Salvation development VP Cos Lazouras told GamePro that Common and Moon Bloodgood's characters from Salvation will play a prominent role in the video game adaptation and each actor will be lending their voice and likeness. Rose McGowan, who's not in the film, will also play a character in the game. Though Bale's character John Connor is the star of both the movie and the game, Bale himself is a no-show.
I suppose it's nice when a big Hollywood actor decides to pitch in for the game adaptation but it doesn't indicate whether a game's going to be good or not. GoldenEye 007 didn't have Pierce Brosnan's voice but was good, while Quantum of Solace's game had Daniel Craig but sucked. Though I'd rather have the film actor than a soundalike, voice acting's ultimately a secondary concern in a video game.
Terminator Salvation will hit theaters on May 21st. The game, a prequel to the film, will arrive in stores on May 19th for the PC, PS3, and 360.