It has been announced today that Jeff Fowler’s Sonic the Hedgehog film will arrive in theatres late next year.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, giving all the details of the team who will be bringing Sega’s iconic property to the big screen:
“Neal H. Moritz is producing the project, with Deadpool director Tim Miller executive producing. Also executive producing is Toby Ascher, while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers. Sonic will be directed by Jeff Fowler, who is making his directorial debut with the project. The script is from Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who created the Fox Animation show Golan The Insatiable. Paramount is planning a mix of live action and CGI to bring the character to life.”
This news comes quickly after Nintendo announced that they are working with Illumination on an animated film adaptation of their flagship series, Super Mario Bros. As it was in days of old, it seems that Sega and Nintendo are once again locked in a battle for supremacy – but it’s all just good news for fans who are hoping to see justice done to their childhood favourites.
Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog is slated to hit theatres on November 19th, 2019.