Posted on September 28, 2010
Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood All-Stars Deliver the Art of Drama and Humor in Fable III
Simon Pegg, John Cleese, and Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley headline this October’s revolutionary action-adventure experience
This video diary has been in the making for a while, shooting started in late 2009. Nearly a year later, we can show you this unique inside look at Fable III's development.
It takes a village, so goes the popular adage, and never has this been truer than in “Fable III.” As you embark on your own revolution to seize the throne from an evil tyrant in “Fable III,” starting Oct. 26 in North America (29th Oct Europe) exclusively on Xbox 360, you’ll be flanked by a supporting cast that features some of Hollywood’s most renowned talent, with film accomplishments that include “Monty Python,” “Star Trek,” “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and the upcoming “X-Men: First Class.”
Available today, the latest installment to the popular “Inside Lionhead” video documentary series features the talented cast, including Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Fassbender, Simon Pegg and more, as they reflect back on their experiences working on “Fable III.” From topics such as Sir Ben Kingsley picking up a Welsh accent to how Michael Fassbender prepared to take on a villain’s role in his first video game voiceover project, watch what happens when the star-studded cast applies their craft to “Fable III,” this October’s most anticipated title.
“The ‘Fable’ franchise has always been recognized for its unique take on drama, morality, and of course, humor,” said Louise Murray, head of the “Fable” franchise. “We’re taking this to the limits in ‘Fable III’ by bringing on a star-studded cast that includes Sir Ben Kingsley, John Cleese and Simon Pegg, who truly understand what it takes to bring characters to life in complex ways and add new dimensions of blockbuster entertainment to ‘Fable III.’”
“This is my first experience voicing a video game, so what drew me to it was the team, how committed they are, how well organized everything is and how beautiful the game is,” said Sir Ben Kingsley in the video documentary. “One of the things that’s missing from a lot of video games is good writing and good voice work. I think this one has a wonderful mythology and it’s witty and it’s engrossing,” added Simon Pegg in the video documentary.
Interact with these critically acclaimed actors in “Fable III” like never before. Talk politics with Sir Ben Kingsley, dish over the latest fashions with John Cleese or stir up trouble with Simon Pegg, all while plotting to bring the tyrannical King Logan – voiced by Michael Fassbender – to his knees. The Fable III voice-cast brings together some of the world’s most talented actors from all genres of the big screen, silver screen and theater, including:
“Fable III” sets the stage for an unparalleled action and adventure experience, in which you will be called upon to lead a rebellion against your brother, the tyrant king Logan, and rise up as the new ruler of Albion. Take part in all the action, drama and humor as you’re propelled into a rich and engaging story, featuring a unique cast of characters around you.
“Fable III” will be available in a Standard Edition ($59.99) and Limited Collector’s Edition ($79.99) for Xbox 360, and is available now for pre-order at participating retailers. With the character creator tool at xbox.com/fable3, called the “Fable III” Villager Maker, fans who pre-order the game at participating retailers can create and bring their personalized villager to life. Additionally, the in-game villager will deliver to your hero a thrilling new quest and 1,000 gold in fortune.