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A Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Is Coming In 2019

A blue blur on a silver screen.

Where Super Mario got to “enjoy” a stint on the silver screen in the early 90s, Sega perhaps rather wisely decided against following it with their own film adaptation, even if I do really want to know what a 90s live action Sonic film would have been like. 25 years later and Sonic is making the jump from TV screen to the cinema with Sega and Paramount Pictures announcing that the film will premiere on 15th November 2019 in the US.

Sonic’s no stranger to life outside video games of sometimes questionable quality, with a couple stints in animated TV shows like 2014’s Sonic Boom, but the plan here is for Sega’s Marza Animation Planet production house to blend live action and CG animation together. On the team are Producer Neal H. Moritz (Fast and Furious series), Director Jeff Fowler (Blur Studio) and Executive Producer Tim Miller (Deadpool and owner of Blur Studio).

Sega Chairman and CEO Haruki Satomi said, “I am very honored that our companies, SEGA and MARZA, have this incredible opportunity to partner with Paramount Pictures for this production, which will bring Sonic to the big screen for the first time. Since he was first introduced to the world 26 years ago, Sonic has continued to grow in popularity as part of our core strategy to focus on video games. In addition to video games, this provides SEGA with a fantastic opportunity to share Sonic with everyone and we can’t wait to reveal more to eager audiences in the future.”

Let’s hope it’s more Mania than Forces, eh?

A Sonic movie was announced in 2016  with Hajime Satomi stating the project was in partnership with Sony Pictures, that deal seems to have fallen through. 

Source: press release


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