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24: Live Another Day is getting a Game of Thrones upgrade.
Michelle Fairley is joining the cast of the 24 miniseries, replacing Judy Davis, who dropped out of the project for personal reasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Fairley will now play Margot, a British national and widow of a notorious terrorist, the same role Davis, who lives in Australia, was cast in.
How is 24 actor Kiefer Sutherland enjoying his role as Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V? Based off recent comments, it sounds like he’s having a blast and is in awe of what Kojima Productions has been able to achieve with its upcoming two-part open-world game.
“You know, I’ve got, like, 50 metal dots on my face, 50 cameras recording my every facial movement,” Sutherland told IGN about the recording process for the game. “The process and the technology and what I have to go through just to do a line, and what the engineers and technicians have to do, it’s unbelievable.”
Sutherland said he was shown one finished scene and it was so visually impressive that he was able to see his character’s ears move and could even detect a pulse based on how Snake’s throat moved. Sutherland said it won’t be long before movies are made this way.
“This is how they’re going to make movies soon,” He said. “They’re halfway there now, you know, but they’re going to make films like this. This is not far off.”
You’ll be able to hear Sutherland’s work in next month’s controversial prequel Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and then later in the main game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Sutherland takes over the role of Snake from David Hayter, who had portrayed the character since the original Metal Gear Solid in 1988.
Konami’s decision to replace David Hayter with Kiefer Sutherland for Metal Gear Solid’s Snake role has been met with a lot of controversy. As questionable as the decision was, the world is yet to see what sort of impact this daring move has had on the franchise. Director Hideo Kojima has called it a success, noting Sutherland’s work as a reason for the next Metal Gear “raising the bar” for the award-donning franchise. But what is it like from Sutherland’s perspective?
Kiefer Sutherland recently had a chance to sit down with IGN and talk about what his experience has been like voicing Big Boss for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. He explained the facial motion capture work first, saying:
You know, I’ve got, like, 50 metal dots on my face, 50 cameras recording my every facial movement. The process and the technology and what I have to go through just to do a line, and what the engineers and technicians have to do, it’s unbelievable. But then when I saw it… There was a guy who was applying the dots and was just in charge of that part, and he was making his own game; he’s some technical wizard, and this game is supposed to be really cool.
He then described what he’s seen of the game so far:
But they were showing us some stuff that they had just finished in Japan, and they were showing it back to us. It was this one little clip that’s final, final, final, and it’s me on a horse. I’m riding the horse, and then I go from a run to a lope to a walk, and then standing still. I don’t know a lot about games, so I’m watching it, and the guy who’s watching it with me goes, ‘Oh my God. Your ears moved.’ Then he was looking at the throat, and he said, ‘You can see the pulse.’ I mean, it was so real, and all I kept thinking was, ‘This is how they’re going to make movies soon.’ They’re halfway there now, you know, but they’re going to make films like this. This is not far off.
The previous voice actor, David Hayter, earned a lot of fans during his tenure. I’m one of those fans, and can say with confidence that his voice is synonymous with Snake. Hearing a different tone come out of Snake’s mouth will take some getting used to.
Thankfully, Kiefer Sutherland is just about the best actor for the role. He’s portrayed characters very similar to Snake/Big Boss for over a decade. He’s a top talent that could, alongside the push for open-world gameplay, improve the formula of Metal Gear Solid dramatically.
As great of a job as I’m sure Sutherland has done, some fans will be preset on disliking the change and there will be no convincing them. That’s the price Konami will have to pay. Hopefully the casualties are limited.
“Extra’s” Terri Seymour recently caught up with actor Kiefer Sutherland before he left for London to start filming “24: Live Another Day.”
Kiefer offered up plot details about the upcoming season of “24,” and where his character, Jack Bauer, stands with CTU analyst Chloe O’Brian, his most trusted ally.
He has temporarily relocated to London to shoot the highly-anticipated new series of 24.
And Kiefer Sutherland has wasted no time in catching up with his celebrity friends in the capital, as he was seen enjoying a cigarette break with Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood on Wednesday night.
The pair were seen chatting as they puffed away in between courses at Scott’s restaurant in the capital.
Kiefer and Ronnie have long been pals, having first been seen out together back in 2010.
But it is believed that the pair just happened to run into each other while both dining at the same eatery, where Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall joined Ronnie and his wife Sally Hopkins for a bite to eat.
After his dinner, the 47-year-old actor, who was born in London before moving to America, continued his evening at members’ club Soho House, before calling it a night at 3.30am on Thursday morning.
It was confirmed earlier this week that there is to be a new series f 24, which will shoot in London.
But Kiefer, who will reprise is role as CTU agent turned fugitive Jack Bauer in the new series, admitted to being more than a little anxious about the project.
He said: ‘I’m terrified. I won’t lie to you. Until we start shooting, I’m about as anxious and wound up as I’ve been in a long time.’
24 ran for eight seasons before it ended in 2010, and Kiefer admitted that he suffered from ‘terrifying’ nerves in between each series.
He said: ‘I’m very nervous. Without patting ourselves on the back too hard, we made eight very strong years. We always would look back every season and wish something had been better, but I was very proud.
‘So to make 12 more episodes and not make them the best 12 we’ve ever made, I’m terrified.’
Shooting is set to start on the hour-long episodes in the UK in London in a couple of weeks with a special two-hour helping due to launch the drama on Fox on May 5. It will air on Sky1 in the UK.
At least the city of London is familiar to Kiefer, who was born there.
‘I’ve spent big chunks of my life there, but I’m anxious,’ Kiefer said. ‘We plan to be shooting outside. I’m sure we’ll be hated by a large portion of London for snarling up their traffic, and for that I apologize in advance.’
The action starts four years after the drama’s final season and will play out, as usual, in real time. However, unlike previous seasons, there will only be 12 episodes, instead of 24.
Kiefer is certainly making the most of a few days off before filming begins on 24: Live Another Day.