Because the world is just so generous, Sega announced today that they’re working on a Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
Despite Hollywood’s lack of success with video games films, it hasn’t stopped them. Sonic is the latest in a long-list of video game franchises getting films. And certainly Sonic has the big-name recognition and popularity to catch people’s attention, but will that be enough?
Here’s the official announcement:
“Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie scheduled for release in 2018. Like with this CG animation production, we would like to expand our business into other entertainment areas beyond what we are currently involved.”
It’s interesting to note the movie will be a live-action and animation hybrid.
That type of film has been done brilliantly before (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), but it’s also been done… with less than desirable results (Alvin and the Chipmunks).
There’s plenty of room for Sonic to fall anywhere in between, I’m just not convinced the blue hedgehog is really movie material. But maybe Sega and Sony will surprise me.
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Source: The Mary Sue
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