SEGA and Paramount Pictures have finalised an agreement to co-produce a Sonic the Hedgehog movie, the next step in the character’s expansion that will have both live-action and CG animation elements.
It marks the first time that the blue blur has been adapted for the big screen, and will see production house MARZA Animation Planet work with Fast and Furious series producer Neal H. Moritz, Academy Award-nominated director Jeff Fowler, and executive producer Tim Miller, who, as many will know, directed Deadpool.
“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,” enthused SEGA Holdings chairman and CEO, Haruki Satomi.
“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.”
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will release across the United States on 15th November 2019, before rolling out internationally to markets around the world.