Doctor Who and Elektra will be in COD: WW2’s Zombies mode

With COD: WWII, David Tennant and Elodie Yung will join John Malkovich, Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Ron Perlman, and many more in the fine tradition of hamming it up in the zombies mode.

As you probably know, David Tennant was the Tenth Doctor in the legendary British sci-fi show Doctor Who, Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Kilgrave in the Marvel Netflix series, Jessica Jones. Elodie Yung is another Marvel Netflix alum, having played Elektra in Daredevil. Tennant will play Drostan Hynd and Yung will play Olivia Durantin COD: WWII’s zombies mode, not that either of those names mean much to anyone at this point.

There’s every chance I’m being unkind with my use of the phrase “hamming it up,” which I employ solely based on prior form. Developers Sledgehammer have said they have “a twisted new vision” for the zombies mode that will draw on their past experience making Dead Space – a survival-horror series that was often legitimately scary.

And on that point, a rough cut of the Zombies trailer leaked yesterday morning, seemingly providing further evidence that Sledgehammer are dialing down the camp and going for straight-up horror. Its original posting to YouTube has already been taken down, but you can see the associated Reddit thread, and the comments give you an idea of what to expect.

Despite the continued tradition of celebrity stunt casting, it seems speculation that the new zombies mode would take a darker, more serious tone was bang on. Mergedkestrel says “this looks much more horror-oriented than previous zombie modes. Those are some hideous (in a good way) models,” while ay_what_up says “this honestly looks amazing, I hope playing it is at least close to the horror vibe I’m getting from this trailer.”

The final version of the trailer will be officially shown at San Diego Comic Con on July 20, so we only have three days to wait.