Native American actor Adam Beach will play Turok in the upcoming feature film.
Mostly known for his roles on TV's Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and the movie Windtalkers, Beach is one of few prominent Native American Hollywood stars. His credentials for playing Turok go farther than that, though - he was the voice of Turok in this year's animated film, Turok: Son of Stone.
Beach describes the opportunity to play a Native American as a "dream," according to MTV. "He's the first Native American superhero that I ever looked up to," said Beach.
"He basically [comes from] a family where they're protecting our universe from an alternate universe that wants to take it over. He uses his wits, and his might, and his special bow and arrow to take over the world."
Except it's all about the Quad Rocket Launcher, isn't it? Oh, and the brain-drilling Cerebral Bore. Don't forget that one.
Courtesy of CVG. Additional reporting by AJ Glasser who actually watches Special Victims Unit.
Jun 11, 2008