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Heather Mills wanted to be Bionic Commando

Heather Mills wanted to be Bionic Commando

Heather Mills reportedly pursued the title role in Capcom's Bionic Commando, but Capcom said no.

In what could be one of the weirdest cases of possible celebrity endorsement ever, it's emerged that Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills was considered to take the title role in Capcom's Bionic Commando.

Heather, who lost her left leg below the knee after being hit by a motorbike a number of years ago, could have taken the role now filled by Nathan Spencer, who is voiced by Mike Patton.

Interestingly, there seems to be some dispute over why Heather didn't get the part and how exactly she wanted to be paid too. Addressing fans in her twitter feed, Heather claimed that she was "offered to promote an amputee bionic computer game, from a wealthy computer games company I said if you donate a large sum to charity."

"The stingy company came back saying they couldn't, what happened to charitable businesses, seems they just want to exploit and give nothing," came further twitters. "It may make sense to take the offer but I'd rather donate regularly to many charities much more than they're offering and not be exploited."

Capcom may remember the event differently however, with The Sun claiming sources close to Capcom say that Heather pursued the role and was looking for a six-figure fee.

"She was insistent she wouldn't do it for a smaller fee and said the producers should make her the star. The request was way, way over budget and they certainly weren't keen on basing the game on her," the anonymous source told the tabloid.

Heather has claimed that those latter reports are erroneous, while Capcom has refused to comment on the topic any further. Either way, it doesn't make much of a difference - our opinion of Bionic Commando couldn't get much worse.

Can you think of a single game that's definitely benefited from being endorsed by a celebrity? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Mankz 22nd May 2009, 11:21 Quote
ha.. God I wish she'd just dissapear from the public eye...
xaser04 22nd May 2009, 11:26 Quote
Shes one to talk about charitable donations the money grabbing attention seeker. (I have edited this from what I really wanted to type).
liratheal 22nd May 2009, 11:30 Quote
Tbfh. Even though it's the Sun, I'd be more inclined to believe them than her.

She's always been a money grabbing nutjob. A brief glance at her previous activity shows this to be more than true. Hell, it even shows that her 'charitable work' is about as well researched as some of the medical advice on the net.

I hope she fades from the public eye, and quickly.
Combinho 22nd May 2009, 11:51 Quote
I'm sure that would have made the game even more of an epic fail.
TomH 22nd May 2009, 12:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combinho
I'm sure that would have made the game even more of an epic fail.
Exactly, who would buy a game that starred Heather Mills? Unless it was Postal 3 or something...

Sod-knows what she was thinking approaching game developers.. Take your money and disappear, love. You can keep it, but you aren't getting any more fame.
DragunovHUN 22nd May 2009, 12:10 Quote
nvm
Zurechial 22nd May 2009, 16:36 Quote
...because a bionic leg would be SO much cooler...
Ape 22nd May 2009, 16:42 Quote
Makes me cringe thinking about her slithering her way slimy way into deals with people.

She needs to go away for good.
Ryu_ookami 22nd May 2009, 16:53 Quote
oh come on she might have made a good bionic commando. Fair enough she always come's across as being slightly unstable but putting a folded beer mat underneath her should fix that.
steveo_mcg 22nd May 2009, 16:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ryu_ookami
oh come on she might have made a good bionic commando. Fair enough she always come's across as being slightly unstable but putting a folded beer mat underneath her should fix that.

:)

one shouldn't laugh but :) i just can't help it.. :):)
dylAndroid 22nd May 2009, 17:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
...because a bionic leg would be SO much cooler...

Grindhouse?
CardJoe 22nd May 2009, 17:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ryu_ookami
oh come on she might have made a good bionic commando. Fair enough she always come's across as being slightly unstable but putting a folded beer mat underneath her should fix that.

LOLLLL
itazura 22nd May 2009, 18:28 Quote
haha, some classic posts in this thread :D
perplekks45 22nd May 2009, 19:07 Quote
This thread wins the internet.

She is epic, fail, but epic.
Cheapskate 23rd May 2009, 01:05 Quote
Coming soon: Bionic Commando, starring Vin Deisel, Keanu Reaves, and introducing the Reverend Al Sharpton.
Bonze 23rd May 2009, 09:07 Quote
Was Abu Hamza not available?
karx11erx 23rd May 2009, 10:31 Quote
I think there's only three persons of relevance in that women's universe: Her, Heather and Mrs. Mills.
Dreaming 24th May 2009, 22:04 Quote
im sure there's some football games that have benefited from affilitiation with david beckham. especially in eastern asia he is a legend, anything with his name on sells like sugar off a spoon.
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Fair enough she always come's across as being slightly unstable but putting a folded beer mat underneath her should fix that.

I shouldn't laugh, but I did :D
Javerh 25th May 2009, 07:13 Quote
"Can you think of a single game that's definitely benefited from being endorsed by a celebrity?"
Madden, Tony Hawk, Tom Clancy and all of Sid Meier's games for example.
[USRF]Obiwan 26th May 2009, 09:18 Quote
who?
liratheal 26th May 2009, 09:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cheapskate
Coming soon: Bionic Commando, starring Vin Deisel, Keanu Reaves, and introducing the Reverend Al Sharpton.

...I'd buy that game >.>
SMIFFYDUDE 26th May 2009, 23:45 Quote
Beatle Pwnage 2: Macca's Revenge.

Anyone?
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