UPDATE: Well that didn’t take long. Shortly after this post published, Remedy sent out a tweet that confirms it: Monaghan and Ashmore are in.
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) November 21, 2014
ORIGINAL POST: Actors Dominic Monaghan and Shawn Ashmore both appear to have roles in Remedy Entertainment’s time-bending Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break.
While there’s been no formal confirmation of either being cast, an apparent tweet — now deleted, but preserved in a screenshot provided to Digital Trends by a tipster — indicates as much.
The tweet has disappeared from Monaghan’s feed, but a Google search of “Dominic Monaghan Quantum Break” brings up the actor’s Twitter feed as the first result. It’s not possible to view a cached version of the tweet but, as you can see in the below screenshot from our own search, the preview text for the search result matches up with the above screenshot (click to enlarge).
We’ve reached out for comment on the news and will update this post accordingly when we hear back.
Monaghan is perhaps best known for his roles on both Lost, as series regular Charlie Pace, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as the hobbit Meriadoc Brandybuck. Ashmore, whom Monaghan tweets in the above screengrab, is best known for playing Iceman in multiple X-Men movies, including the recent X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Quantum Break is a third-person action game with a twist: The game’s story is set to unfold in a series of live-action episodes that are in some way influenced by the way you play. It’s a science fiction tale that follows three characters — Jack Joyce, Beth Wilder, and Paul Serene — who are all imbued with the ability to manipulate time after an experiment goes wrong.
Remedy is best known as the creator of the Max Payne and Alan Wake series’. There’s been no official release date set for Quantum Break, but it’s expected to arrive sometime in 2015.