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Brando 'to appear on video game'
The Godfather
The Godfather is probably Brando's best-known role
Late film star Marlon Brando is to reprise his famous Godfather role on a new video game, according to the Hollywood Reporter newspaper.

A virtual Brando will appear as Don Vito Corleone from the 1972 film, a role which earned him an Academy Award.

Game-maker EA has also won the rights to the film's score for use on the game, due out at the end of next year.

Brando, who died in July at the age of 80, has already appeared in an advance trail for the Godfather game.

EA obtained the rights to use Brando's likeness before his death, and is working alongside Paramount Pictures on the project.

The game will be based on both Francis Ford Coppola's film and the original novel by Mario Puzo.

Interaction

The company, which has the rights to the Harry Potter films, will also be able to extend its franchise on The Godfather.

Details of the game have yet to be released, but it is expected to allow players to explore their environment on foot and using vehicles, interacting with characters as they progress.

The Godfather picked up total of three Oscars, including Brando's best actor award and best picture.

Brando's other renowned films during a career which spanned six decades included Last Tango In Paris and Apocalypse Now.


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