Sega and Paramount have finalised their agreement to co-produce a feature film starring Sonic the Hedgehog.
The film will have a mix of live action and CG animation and will be the first time that the iconic blue hedgehog hit the big screen. No actors have been linked to the film as yet, although some industry names have been linked to the project. Producer Neal H. Moritz from the Fast and the Furious series has signed on as well as Executive Producer Tim Miller who directed the Deadpool movie and Director Jeff Fowler, an Academy Award Nominee for the 2005 best animated short film ‘Gopher Broke’.
SEGA Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Haruki Satomi says of the project:
“I am very honoured 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,”
Paramount pictures also had some words regarding the erinaceous speedster, coming from Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos:
“We are incredibly excited to work with SEGA to bring this iconic property and character to audiences around the world. We look forward to our partnership on this great venture.”
The film is set for a theatrical release in the USA on November 15th 2019 before rolling out worldwide.
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