Following the continued success of video game movies, Sony is working hard to get a "Sonic the Hedgehog" franchise hurtling into theaters. Sony and Sega Sammy Group are hooking up to make "a hybrid/live action and CG-animated feature film" of the classic. Just try and picture an animated Sonic rolling through the streets of, say, New York City while he's trying to outwit the nasty Dr. Eggman on the big screen.
Deadline reports that the companies are hoping to release one "Sonic" movie a year, and with the game's history and popularity, that's pretty feasible. After all, the first "Sonic" first rolled onto the Sega Genesis in 1991, and it hasn't lost momentum since. "Sonic" was the game that made Sega a home console system to be reckoned with, although, for reasons detailed in the book "Console Wars," it lost out to Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox. Still, there are plenty of diehard collectors of old Sega gear, and even more young fans of the speedy, spiny blue guy.
UCB comics and writers Evan Susser and Van Robichaux will write the screenplay. There is currently no director attached.
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