Breakdown Services a Hollywood casting communication network posted a casting call for voice over and motion capture actors for roles in an Activision video game. According to the website vg247.com, one of the roles listed was Frank Barnes, who was described as “a fiercely patriotic veteran of WW2… A solid leader, possessed with an excellent ability to assess and respond to any situation quickly and decisively.” What does this me you may ask, well this information seems to confirm reports that the next Call of Duty franchise will be set sometime during the Vietnam War.
The listing states that Barnes was part of the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group in Vietnam. The real-life unit performed covert ops in Vietnam during the years 1964-1972.
Other characters described include Joseph Lewis, “physically fit” black man in his 20s, Jason Hudson, who is listed as Caucasian and as having “over 15 years of military experience, making him an excellent tactician and mission co-coordinator.” There was also a female character to be cast named Kristina Ivanova, a Russian martial artist and CIA agent who is described as “calm to the point of being cold and detached.” (Black Widow)
Now last month we found out that there will be another Call of Duty game released this year, and if Activision follows the pattern they have for the past couple years that mean the next game will be developed by Treyarch, and it’s look like the setting has been set. Now all we can do is hope that this game compete with Modern Warfare 2, and if not at least keep up with their last game World at War. For any updates stay tuned to PlatformNation.com