It was only a matter of time before it happened, but Sony Pictures Animation is developing a feature film adaptation of Sega's hit video game Sonic the Hedgehog!
I grew up on this game, and I freakin' loved the little hedgehog speed demon. Producer Neal H. Moritz has teamed up with Sega's CG animation film company, Marza Animation Planet, to help bring it to life.
The script for the movie will be written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux. There's no information on the story that they will tell, but the game centers on the world’s fastest hedgehog, whose peaceful life is often interrupted by his arch nemesis, Doctor Eggman.
The project is being overseen by Hannah Minghella for the studio, and this is what she had to say in a statement:
“There are limitless stories to tell with a character like Sonic the Hedgehog, and a built-in international fanbase. 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.”
I'm curious to see what they come up with. Sonic did make an appearance in Disney's Wreck-it-Ralph. I hope that they'll come up with some cool and inventive ways to make him pop on the big screen for his solo movie.