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Westworld’s James Marsden to Star in ‘’Sonic the Hedgehog’’ Movie

‘’Sonic the Hedgehog’’ movie, which will be directed by Jeff Fowler, will be an adaptation of the iconic video game which has sold over 430million copies worldwide.

In case you don’t seem to get enough of ‘’Westworld’’ stars, James Marsden has accepted the opportunity to play the leading role in Paramount’s ‘’Sonic the Hedgehog’’ movie. The film, which will be an adaptation of the iconic video game, is a hybrid of animation and live action.

After landing the film rights to the game in 2017, Paramount turned to Jeff Fowler to direct the same. Neal H. Moritz will be producing this movie under his Original Film banner whereas Toby Ascher, Dan Jevons, and Dmitri Johnson will co-produce.

Ever since the launch of the game in 1991, Sega has sold a massive 430 million copies of it to date. The sales include both digital games on mobile, tablets, and consoles as well as packaged ones.

Apart from the video games, the Sonic franchise has also made forays into other media, including anime, carton, and a long-running comic-book series, which Guinness World Records recognizes as the longest running book series on a video game.

However, before Paramount’s decision to take the story and turn it into a Hollywood movie, no film has been made on ‘’Sonic the Hedgehog’’ game.

The storyline of the game revolves around a hedgehog named Sonic who is on a mission to defeat Dr. Eggman. The scientist is guilty of incarcerating animals in robots. Also, he has stolen the magical Chaos Emeralds.

Marsden is currently playing the role of Teddy in HBO’s ‘’Westworld’’. The sci-fi drama is in its second season and continues to be one of the most popular shows to have ever come out from HBO. In addition, one can also find Marsden busy on the big screen, as he has only recently appeared in ‘’Shock and Awe’’, a Rob Reiner directed movie.

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