After what felt like centuries, gaming fans will get to experience Final Fantasy XV when it’s officially released on Sept. 30. However, before that, they’ll get a feature-length CGI film based on the game’s storyline.
Square Enix has already shared a teaser trailer for the film, titled Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, which Sony Pictures Home Entertainment plans to release to fans worldwide via streaming and download. But up until now, we had no idea who would be bringing the film’s main characters to life. Fans can now expect on-screen heavyweights and general fan favorites Aaron Paul, Lena Headey and Sean Bean to voice three of the film’s central characters.
Paul will voice Polearm of the King Nyx Ulric, who is making every effort to stave off the “inexorable advance of Niflheim’s imperial army.” Headey lends her voice to the captive princess Luna, thrust into an arranged marriage to King Regis’ son in a last-minute effort to quell the mounting conflict. Meanwhile, Bean embodies King Regis of Lucis, the ruler of a magical kingdom that’s been warring with the Niflheim empire over the precious Hallowed Crystal. Regis also serves as commander to the Kingsglaive, an elite group of soldiers sworn to protect the crown city of Insomnia.
Although, according to the official Final Fantasy XV Twitter, these actors will not reprise their roles in the full game, they’ve brought some serious star power to its film incarnation.
Watch the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV teaser trailer below.