Sony Has CG-Animated/Live-Action SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Film In The Works

We're already getting a Power Rangers film and now another childhood hero is set to be resurrected on the big screen. It has been announced that Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog is in the early stages of development over at Sony Pictures. Come check it out!

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By KingPatel - 6/10/2014

Sony Pictures and Neal H. Moritz, producer of the Fast & Furious franchise, are set to bring another high speed franchise to life: Sonic the Hedgehog! The studio will team up with the CG animation film-production company Marza Animation Planet and a division of the Sega Sammy Group to develop a hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature film featuring the speedy hedgehog. Evan Susser & Van Robichaux have been tapped to write the script which will follow the escapades of Sonic & his friends and is also expected to feature the notorious Dr. Eggman.

The billion dollar video game franchise has been one of the world's biggest gaming phenomena for over two decades with over 140 million games sold. The franchise has also expanded over to comics, a television series, merchandise, and more.

Columbia Pictures president of production Hannah Minghella had this to say about the announcement: "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 CEO 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."

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KINGPEN266 - 6/10/2014, 4:30 PM
yonny616 - 6/10/2014, 4:30 PM
Ratchet & Clank.
Sly Cooper.
Now Sonic! Please let Jak & Daxter be next!
Superior - 6/10/2014, 4:31 PM
Hmmmm, I don't know. This better not end up like Dragonball: Evolution.
DarthCMPunk - 6/10/2014, 4:31 PM
Cgi animated/live action? I smell another Smurfs
Superior - 6/10/2014, 4:31 PM
But, cool. Never really knew that much about Sonic but it's pretty cool.
KidGoku - 6/10/2014, 4:32 PM
KidGoku - 6/10/2014, 4:32 PM
I really hope that they do the story from Sonic Adventure & Sonic Adventure 2 and not some corny story like the ones that followed after
LeonardKnows - 6/10/2014, 4:33 PM
This would wrok if it was only Cgi, but a mix mash of live action? Uhhh :L I'll give it a shot...
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/10/2014, 4:34 PM
Live action? Oh God. I smell a stink bomb
SuperDude001 - 6/10/2014, 4:34 PM
yonny616 @ but whatever happened to those Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper movies? I haven't seen anything from them since announcement...

This could be great, but it's Sony so will suck. Tbh...I think Marvel Studios would be best at it. If they made it their first non-marvel/MCU film, it could be great. Other companies...they don't have the right magic...
LeonardKnows - 6/10/2014, 4:34 PM
work* Also, we better have the ''Rolling around at the speed of sound'' song in there!
GenerationX - 6/10/2014, 4:34 PM
limitless stories means they will make a trilogy and stop
GL - 6/10/2014, 4:35 PM
I'm watching this
marvel72 - 6/10/2014, 4:35 PM
i had a sega megadrive bought it for mortal kombat but i was more of a super nintendo gamer back in the day.
WeaponX93 - 6/10/2014, 4:36 PM
Sonic movie? HELL YES!!!!
polarkyle - 6/10/2014, 4:36 PM
Wait a minute "Cgi/live-action" So what is Eggman going to be played by an actor?. Please just make this movie entirely cg because we don't want another smurfs
AgentZero - 6/10/2014, 4:37 PM
Oh yeahhhhhhhhh
SuperDude001 - 6/10/2014, 4:39 PM
I imagine they'll get some desperate only-in-it-for-the-money actor for Eggman like Bruce Willis, Paul Giamatti, or Ben Kingsley...
Superior - 6/10/2014, 4:39 PM
Could you all stop comparing live action/cgi to the damn Smurfs? Hey, newsflash, did you know that The Avengers, Transformers, Avatar, and Ted used CGI for their films? Mind blown, right?!
Highflyer - 6/10/2014, 4:39 PM
pesmerga44 - 6/10/2014, 4:43 PM
OH ya Sony has great history with live action cg-animation movies I mean look at Smurfs and Smurfs 2 OH BOY so excited to see this movie.
pesmerga44 - 6/10/2014, 4:44 PM