Are You Ready For The First-Ever ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Movie?

Sega has finally given in to demand (or money). Sonic The Hedgehog is headed to the big screen.

THR reports that Sony and producer Neal Mortiz, are teaming with Marza Animation Planet, a Japanese film production company and the division of the Sega Sammy Group, for a CG/live-action hybrid feature starring Sega gaming’s most famous character. No casting has occurred at this point, but we do know that Evan Susser and Van Robichaux are writing the screenplay, which will follow the antics of Sonic, the world’s fastest hedgehog.

This is not a joke, people. We are officially scraping the bottom of the barrel.

“There are limitless stories to tell with a character like Sonic the Hedgehog and a built-in international fan base,” Columbia Pictures president of production Hannah Minghella said. “Along with our wonderful creative partners at Marza, we’re looking to capture everything that generations of fans know and love about Sonic while also growing his audience wider than ever before.”

No release date has been set for the Sonic feature yet, but I would not expect anything before 2016.

Sonic originally debuted in Sonic The Hedgehog, which was released on June 23, 1991. In the two-plus decades since his debut, Sonic has appeared in over 50 titles and generated well over 140 million game sales.

I am all for bringing this character to the big screen, but the idea of human/CGI hybrid sends Smurf sized shivers down my spine. What do you think? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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