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Sonic the Hedgehog will spin on to the big screen!

Jun. 10, 2014by:

One of the world’s biggest gaming icons is finally getting the feature movie treatment. The Sonic the Hedgehog video game series is set to become a CG-animated/live-action movie. The movie will be the first in an expected film franchise, with the plan being to release one new movie each year.

The movie comes from Sony and producer Neal H. Moritz who are teaming up with Japan-based animation film production company Marza Animation Planet to capture the same tone and spirit of the games and will feature infamous characters from the franchise, and that includes the evil Dr. Eggman. Screenwriters Evan Susser and Van Robichaux (Upright Citizens Brigade) will draft the screenplay.

Here's what Sony Pictures production president Hannah Minghella had to say:

"There are limitless stories to tell with a character like Sonic the Hedgehog, and a built-in international fan base. Along with our wonderful creative partners at Marza, we’re looking to capture everything that generations of fans know and love about Sonic while also growing his audience wider than ever before."

Marza Animation Planet CEO Masanao Maeda added:

"Sonic has had dozens of adventures on the console and the small screen, and we’re thrilled that he’s now coming to the big screen. Sony Pictures has had great success with hybrid animated and live-action features, and we’re confident that this collaboration will bring a fresh take to Sonic, while still capturing everything that the fans love about him."

Since I first played a Sonic game over 20 years ago (takes a stiff drink) the franchise has grown to include dozens of other characters and worlds. I remember Tails and Knuckles - that's pretty much it. I didn't play a Sonic game after Sega Genesis but I put enough hours into those great games that I could appreciate a feature movie.

What say you gamers? Did you keep up with Sonic after all these years?

Here is the level that cost me a controller; the trick is to toss it at your couch, not your cement floor.

Source: Deadline

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10:47AM on 06/11/2014
There aren't many characters that I think are less deserving of a feature film, let alone a franchise with one movie released a year. Will they go the Chipmunks route? I also didn't realize the character was even relevant anymore, as the person below days about his child
There aren't many characters that I think are less deserving of a feature film, let alone a franchise with one movie released a year. Will they go the Chipmunks route? I also didn't realize the character was even relevant anymore, as the person below days about his child
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11:05PM on 06/11/2014
I don't get it either but I think the popularity with them comes more from comics and an animated series.
I don't get it either but I think the popularity with them comes more from comics and an animated series.
9:28AM on 06/11/2014
Like it or not there is a huge market for Sonic in the tweens age group. My 12 year old is one of them. They could make bank on this.
Like it or not there is a huge market for Sonic in the tweens age group. My 12 year old is one of them. They could make bank on this.
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2:22AM on 06/11/2014
I feel like the movie would turn out along the line of Wreck-It Ralph movie.
I feel like the movie would turn out along the line of Wreck-It Ralph movie.
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10:52PM on 06/10/2014
think i will just stick with the old games and if the movie is anything like the new games its gonna suck ass
think i will just stick with the old games and if the movie is anything like the new games its gonna suck ass
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10:31PM on 06/10/2014
Wake me when Mega-Man is announced...
Wake me when Mega-Man is announced...
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10:28PM on 06/10/2014
As someone who has a Sonic game on his phone, I can see this working if done right. Honestly, did the LEGO movie sound like a good idea at first? Honestly, I would have thought Mario Brothers would have got an animated film like the game already. I guess that live action movie from the 90's still left a bad taste in people's mouth.
As someone who has a Sonic game on his phone, I can see this working if done right. Honestly, did the LEGO movie sound like a good idea at first? Honestly, I would have thought Mario Brothers would have got an animated film like the game already. I guess that live action movie from the 90's still left a bad taste in people's mouth.
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10:49AM on 06/11/2014
LEGO has done an incredible job with almost all their video games and films and stuff though.
LEGO has done an incredible job with almost all their video games and films and stuff though.
9:23PM on 06/10/2014
I'm hearing Sony "likes" or "liked" Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch for the title role.
I'm hearing Sony "likes" or "liked" Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch for the title role.
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8:24PM on 06/10/2014

You know...

...awhile back, when they first introduced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, that Michael Bay would be directing, and finally that he was going to (then) change them into Aliens, I said I'd never see the movie and that the news ruined TMNT for me.

Well. Now I've found something that's a contender for worst idea ever.
...awhile back, when they first introduced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, that Michael Bay would be directing, and finally that he was going to (then) change them into Aliens, I said I'd never see the movie and that the news ruined TMNT for me.

Well. Now I've found something that's a contender for worst idea ever.
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9:13PM on 06/10/2014
Michael Bay didn't direct TMNT.
Michael Bay didn't direct TMNT.
9:37AM on 06/11/2014
If you notice my post, I stated that when they first introduced...

If you notice my post, I stated that when they first introduced...

10:51AM on 06/11/2014
I hope this is the worst idea...I'm scared they'll try to go a lot lower though.
I hope this is the worst idea...I'm scared they'll try to go a lot lower though.
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8:09PM on 06/10/2014
Just so long as they bring back Urkel to do the voice.
Just so long as they bring back Urkel to do the voice.
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7:47PM on 06/10/2014
One of the greatest games ever. Not so sure about a live action film though.
One of the greatest games ever. Not so sure about a live action film though.
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7:22PM on 06/10/2014

Fuck this!!!

God I'm watching True Detective and just tuned into Joblo to check out some news and I see this?!?! Who the fuck is clamoring to see this shit??!!
God I'm watching True Detective and just tuned into Joblo to check out some news and I see this?!?! Who the fuck is clamoring to see this shit??!!
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7:24PM on 06/10/2014
apparently not the same demo that watches true detective.

although i am an exception
apparently not the same demo that watches true detective.

although i am an exception
7:30PM on 06/10/2014
I know, I just can't believe this shit receives money to get this made. We've been fine without a Sonic movie for years, and just now they decide to make a Sonic The Hedgehog film.
I know, I just can't believe this shit receives money to get this made. We've been fine without a Sonic movie for years, and just now they decide to make a Sonic The Hedgehog film.
7:48PM on 06/10/2014
McConaughey = Sonic
Tails = Harrelson

Boom. Both demos combined.
McConaughey = Sonic
Tails = Harrelson

Boom. Both demos combined.
7:54PM on 06/10/2014
If they cast them, and make it a gritty R-Rating, I will change my tune........kudos to making me laugh though.
If they cast them, and make it a gritty R-Rating, I will change my tune........kudos to making me laugh though.
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