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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Elijah Wood Update!

IMTA alum Elijah Wood will provide the voiceover for The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, the third chapter in the popular Legend of Spyro trilogy which will be released this fall for the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION3, Wii, PlayStation2 and Nintendo DS. Reprising their roles as the characters of Spyro and his mentor Ignitus, are two popular Hollywood leading men, Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman. In the last game of the trilogy, Sypro teams up with Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most hardest mission. The game has two new twists; Spyro can now fly at any time and players can drop-in and out. The new co-op feature allows players to complete the game as either Spyro or Cynder. Vivendi Games Mobile is also making The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon available for mobile phones throughout Europe and North America.

Elijah Wood is on the cover NEO2 a popular magazine in Spain. His film The Oxford Murders recently premiered there. The Oxford Murders is scheduled for release in January in Spain. The story takes place at Oxford University where a professor (William Hurt) and a grad student (Wood) work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

Elijah got his start at IMTA in 1989 and has gone on to star in over 40 feature films. His film Happy Feet won a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Children's Award in London beating Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Elijah provides the voice over for the main character Mumble. It also won accolades from audiences worldwide and earned an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Currently Elijah is working on an animated action adventure film called 9, a post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened. Stay tuned for more on Elijah in The Oxford Murders!

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