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Paramount Pictures to Co-Produce Sonic the Hedgehog Movie, Premiere Set for November 2019

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Sega of America has announced they’re co-producing the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Paramount Pictures.

Both studios will be working on production, with the movie’s premiere set for November 15th of next year in the United States. An international release schedule is planned to follow.

Sega described the movie as an “important next-step in the expansion of the Sonic the Hedgehog IP,” and aims to bring the Sonic characters to new audiences worldwide.

As we previously reported, the movie will have both live-action and CG animation, and is being produced by Marza Animation Planet, a Sega Group subsidiary. There’s an “assembly of high-profile talent,” including:

  • Producer Neal H. Moritz from Original Film Inc. (“Fast and Furious” series)
  • Director Jeff Fowler (Blur Studio, Academy Award® nominee for 2005 Best Animated Short Film “Gopher Broke.”)
  • Executive producer Tim Miller (director of the Marvel/Fox feature “Deadpool” and owner of animation and CG production company Blur Studio)
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21 comments
  1. Psyramics
    Psyramics
    February 22, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Well, Sonic Boom the Show is better than Sonic Boom the Game, so I’d say this has a better than average chance of not being total trash.

  2. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 22, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Only reason for me to see this is just to see how Fast & Furious it is.

  3. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    February 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    If the movie is handled with care, I wouldn’t mind it too much if Robotnik was the only one who was live action.

  4. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    February 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I just hope it’s based on the genesis era Sonic

  5. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    February 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    With that release date, I’ll bet there’s a game to go with it.

  6. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    February 22, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Fingers crossed, i suppose.

  7. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    February 22, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I can’t imagine it would be treated that well, at all.
    But I wouldn’t mind being surprised.

  8. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    February 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    probably be something mediocre like the Ratchet And Clank movie

  9. GameZard
    GameZard
    February 22, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    So I guess another Sonic reboot just like Sonic Boom? I wonder what will be more cringy, the Sonic or Mario movie.

  10. GameZard
    GameZard
    February 22, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    More like Fast & Furryous.

  11. GameZard
    GameZard
    February 22, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Not with how Shitty Sony animated movies are.

  12. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    February 22, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    That’s why I want it. We live in a world where Emoji movie is an reality. We’re already in hell.

  13. Ace
    Ace
    February 22, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Watch Sonic somehow have the best video game movie ever made despite being a clusterfuck as a video game atm.

  14. Bailarina Ninja masoquista
    Bailarina Ninja masoquista
    February 22, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    If the rumors are true. by the looks of it, it’s gonna be based of Sonic Adventure.

  15. Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    February 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Actually movies like Hotel Translyvania and Angry Birds are quite good.

  16. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    February 23, 2018 at 12:24 am

    It’s gonna be like the second plane hitting the other tower.

  17. GameZard
    GameZard
    February 23, 2018 at 3:21 am

    Hotel Transylvania was saved because it had a good director. 99% of Sony movies are hot garbage as Sony don’t give a fuck about anything.

  18. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    February 23, 2018 at 8:35 am

    There’s no guarantee that Sony would even be making it though. Not that it’d be good anyway.

  19. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    February 23, 2018 at 11:06 am

    I was SO disappointed by that movie. (I’m still not sure how much it’s going to hurt to see the sly cooper movie whenever it’s done)
    Though that pain was quickly eclipsed by that generic remake of the original game they pushed out on release.