Like a lot of kids who came of age in the ’90s, I have some pretty great memories of Sonic the Hedgehog. And, like a lot of kids who came of age in the ’90s, I watched with prolonged sadness as Sonic slowly (a cruel irony) fell from those great Genesis heights, all the way down to rock bottom — Sonic ’06. That tire fire sullied Sonic’s name so badly that 10 years later, the best thing Sonic has going for him is his Twitter account (seriously, you should follow it). So, it’s with some trepidation that we pass along reports that a long-rumored part live action part CGI Sonic the Hedgehog movie is going forward.
The news comes from an interview between The Worldfolio and Sega CEO Hajime Satomi, in which the latter reveals that Sega is working with Sony Pictures on a Sonic the Hedgehog movie slated for 2018, which means there’s still time. That’s honestly all there is for now — that tidbit was kinda just hanging out halfway down the interview. Who’s going to be involved? I don’t know. I imagine they’ll have to find an actor to play Robotnik, or Dr. Eggman, whichever they want to go with. Then he’s going to have to do green screen scenes where he’s pretending to talk to Sonic, and then CGI Sonic will be added later, and oh noooooooo.
We’re sure there will be more about this soon, maybe as soon as E3. We’ll be waiting and watching nervously and will, with some reluctance, pass along details as we come across them. I will tell you right now, though, if I see the name Princess Elise, I am going right in the other direction. You are on your own at that point.
Via ComingSoon.net / Photo via ScreenRant