Over the years, there have been quite a number of Hollywood films adapted from video games. Big name franchises like Super Mario Bros., Tomb Raider, and Resident Evil have all received live action adaptations of some sort. Now, world’s most famous blue hedgehog will finally be getting his very own film, and it’s not that far off.
SEGA and Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog will hit theaters on November 15, 2019. The project will be executive produced by Deadpool’s Tim Miller and Neal H. Moritz, whose credits include The Fast and the Furious and I Am Legend.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be directed by Jeff Fowler, who is perhaps best known for directing the 2005 Oscar nominated short, Gopher Broke. The film will mark Fowler’s directorial debut of any full length feature. Paramount is rumored to be using a blend of live action and CGI to bring Sonic and his colorful friends to life.
Sonic first debuted on the SEGA Genesis back in 1991, as the company’s answer to Nintendo’s Mario. Upon it’s release, Sonic the Hedgehog was a massive hit, with 15 million copies sold worldwide as of today. Since then, the franchise’s success has helped propel Sonic into becoming one of the most iconic video game characters of all time.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter