Nolan North Cast in New Star Trek Movie
A post on Eurogamer today reveals that Nolan North, the voice of Uncharted’s Nathan Drake, has just finished working with J.J. Abrams on the new Star Trek 2 flick.
“The reason I did that movie – it’s a very small role – but it’s because [Abrams] and his son are huge fans of Uncharted,” North told Eurogamer. “I met him doing some work on Super 8 and he said ‘We’re doing Start Trek, you wanna do it?’ And I said I’d love to.”
He continued, discussing the burgeoning legitimacy of the video game medium:
“He’s a huge fan of gaming and he was telling me how people just don’t understand [the medium] yet, but they’re going to catch up. They don’t understand how amazing this technology is and it doesn’t get the respect it deserves, but if it keeps making the money it makes you’re going to see more and more people converted.
I mean, Gary Oldman, one of the greatest actors on the planet, did Call of Duty. He wouldn’t have done it 10 years ago. It’s a new age dawning, and I’m just really proud to be part of it.”
That’s pretty awesome, no? Worlds—they’re colliding. And this is a way cooler cameo than stupid Tyler Perry in the first one. I bet J.J. Abrams is a big fan of House of Payne or something.