Bond stars old and new signed for 007 Legends

There will be a few surprises for Bond fans when Activision’s FPS 007 Legends arrives this October.

It is perhaps to be expected that Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond, James Bond himself, given that he lent his likeness and voice to Activision’s 007 duo of GoldenEye and Blood Stone in 2010.

But Craig will also be starring alongside some series icons in 007 Legends, with Richard Kiel returning as classic henchman Jaws (pictured). The metal-toothed muscle man will appear in the game’s Moonraker mission, alongside that film’s villian Hugo Drax – once again voiced by Michael Lonsdale.

Meanwhile, James Bond will team up with one of the new Skyfall Bond Girls, played in both the film and game by Naomie Harris – best known for her role in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Rory Kinnear will also return as MI6’s Chief of Staff Bill Tanner.

There’s also some classic Bond talent behind the scenes. Bruce Feirstein is penning 007 Legends’ overarching storyline, which links classic films such as Moonraker and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with the upcoming Skyfall.

Feirstein wrote the script for Brosnan films GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies, as well as the plots of Activision’s GoldenEye 007 and Blood Stone.

Meanwhile the music will be composed by TV composer Kevin Kiner, who worked with notable Bond composer David Arnold on the GoldenEye 007 game.

007 Legends is due for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 19th, with the Skyfall mission made available via DLC at a later date.

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