Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis actor Christopher Heyerdahl has been cast in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the upcoming fantasy film based on the second book in Stephanie Meyer’s popular vampire series.
Standing at 6-foot-4-inches, Heyerdahl will play Marcus, an evil vampire and head of the Volturi.
He’s best known to Stargate fans as Todd the Wraith, though the Vancouver-based actor has also played the Athosian Halling, and Pallan in the SG-1 seventh season episode “Revisions.”
Heyerdahl currently stars alongside Amanda Tapping in SCI FI’s Sanctuary. Season Two of the fantasy series premieres this fall, and is expected air alongside Stargate Universe.
Other Stargate alumni in the second Twilight movie include Cameron Bright, who played the young Orlin in the SG-1 two-parter “The Fourth Horseman.” He’ll play Alec in the film. Also watch for “Young Jack” actor Michael Welch (“Fragile Balance”).
New Moon is now in production, and hits theaters on November 20.
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