A Sonic the Hedgehog movie is on its way. The popular SEGA franchise is reported to being made into a movie with Paramount snapping up the film rights.
Neal H. Moritz will be producing the movie under his Original Film banner. Alongside him will be Deadpool director, Tim Miller who has taken on the Executive Producer role, as well as Toby Ascher. Jeff Fowler, of Blur Studio, has taken up the role of Director, making it his first feature Directorial debut, with Dimitri Johnson and Dan Jevons serving as co-producers.
The popular franchise focuses on the titular character, Sonic and his friends, Tails and Knuckles, running around at top speed collecting various items, defeating robotic enemies and earning points all in their quest to stop the evil Dr. Robotnik from taking over the world. Details of the story for the movie have yet to be released.
First released in 1991 by SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog has become a staple in the video gaming world as well as being the mascot for SEGA, rivalling that of Mario and Nintendo. Over 360 million copies, both packaged and digital games, have been sold on various platforms.
While this won’t be the first time Sonic has appeared in a movie, having a cameo appearance in Wreck-It-Ralph, it will be the first time he will be the lead character of a movie. Paramount plans on using a mixture of both CGI and live action to ensure that they can create a fast-paced, adrenaline experience.
At the current moment, it does not have a release date, but if they truly want it to be great, I do hope that they learn what not to do based on Sonic’s 3D games. Specifically, the 2006 version of Sonic the Hedgehog. If they are able to learn from those mistakes, hopefully it will be a success.