Clint Eastwood may have left the character of Harry Callahan behind to take on Oscar-worthy projects like Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby, but hes still asking fans to make his day. The acclaimed actor/director/composer, through his Malpaso production shingle and his Tehama mens clothing company, has partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to produce the first video games based on the Dirty Harry film franchise.
Warner Bros. Interactive is overseeing development of the first title in the new series, with Eastwood consulting on key creative aspects of the game design. Eastwood will also reprise his most famous role by lending lend his voice and likeness to the games.
“This will be an opportunity to satisfy the many requests over the years to continue the Dirty Harry legacy, only now in the video game medium,” Eastwood comments. “Creating Dirty Harry video games will also introduce this memorable film character to new generations on a medium they appreciate.”
The eyes of the world will be on Eastwood this Sunday when the strolls down the red carpet for the 77th Annual Academy Awards. Hes up for Best Actor and Best Director for Million Dollar Baby, which is nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture. In addition, Clints co-star, Hillary Swank, is up for Best Actress.