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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)