Spinning into the movie theatres soon, Sonic the Hedgehog has been confirmed to be in production for a proposed November 2019 release.
Sega of America has reached a final agreement with Paramount Pictures to co-produce the Sonic the Hedgehog feature. Creating the live-action CGI animation will be Marza Animation Planet, an animation studio owned by Sega, who with the help of Academy Award-winning director Jeff Fowler, will hope to make Sonic’s first big-screen appearance a hit.
“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,” said Sega Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Haruki Satomi.
Sonic the Hedgehog was first seen in 1991 on the SEGA Genesis. Since then, the franchise has gone on to sell over 360 million games from the series. There has been a cartoon and two recent Sonic games (Sonic Mania & Sonic Forces) so the movies seem the next stage for Sonic to conquer. Let’s hope that they have some tall “Tails” to tell.