2018 really is shaping up to be a big year in cinemas – SEGA head honcho Hajime Satomi has just announced a Sonic the Hedgehog movie will be released some time that year.
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.
We last heard about a Sonic film back in 2014, when Sony was reportedly working on a live action / CGI project. Back then, we were promised a movie written by Van Robichaux and Evan Susser from Upright Citizens Brigade, with Fast & Furious producer Neal Moritz signed up as well. We don’t know for sure if this is the same one, but we’re guessing it probably is.
Satomi spoke with The World Folio and didn’t really reveal much beyond the rough release date – he’s certainly not talking storyline or stars just yet.
Technically this won’t be the Blue Blur’s first feature film – he starred in a Japanese anime adaptation back in 1996 – but it’s the first time he’ll hit western cinemas in a full-length English-language release.