'Game of Thrones' star's voice turns BBC Sochi Olympics promo into blockbuster preview

2014-01-15T07:29:05Z 2014-01-15T10:16:22Z 'Game of Thrones' star's voice turns BBC Sochi Olympics promo into blockbuster previewThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 15, 2014 7:29 am  • 

All right, this is just exceptional. Charles Dance, who plays the manipulative, three-steps-ahead-of-you schemer Tywin Lannister, has narrated a new BBC promo for the Sochi Olympics. Or maybe for a $400 million blockbuster movie, whichever.

Via Mashable, here's the ominous narration:

I am the dreadful menace.
The one whose will is done.
The haunting chill upon your neck.
I am the conundrum.

I will summon armies.
Of wind and rain and snow.
I made the black cloud overhead.
The ice, like glass below.

Not you, nor any other.
Can fathom what is nigh.
I will tell you when to jump.
And I’ll dictate how high.

The ones that came before you.
Stood strong and tall and brave.
But I stole their dreams away.
Those dreams could not be saved.

But now you stand before me.
Devoid of all dismay.
Could it be? Just maybe.
I’ll let you have your day.

Well. Not exactly a touchy-feely lead-in to the Games, is it? Both exciting and terrifying.

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Jay Busbee is a contributor for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter.

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