The film will mark the first time SEGA’s video game character has been adapted for the silver screen.
NORTH AMERICA–SEGA of America has partnered with Paramount Pictures for a feature film based on the iconic “Sonic the Hedgehog” video game.
The agreement will see the studio bring the classic character to life on screen through live action and CGI animation, courtesy of SEGA’s animation team MARZA Animation.
Additionally, the move marks the next step in the character’s expansion and his first time on the silver screen. Most recently, the brand celebrated its 25th anniversary and appeared as an animated character on TV, across consumer products, console and mobile games and more.
“I am very honored that our companies, SEGA and MARZA, have this incredible opportunity to partner with Paramount Pictures for this production, which will bring Sonic to the big screen for the first time,” says Haruki Satomi, holdings chairman and chief executive officer, SEGA. “Since he was first introduced to the world 26 years ago, Sonic has continued to grow in popularity as part of our core strategy to focus on video games. In addition to video games, this provides SEGA with a fantastic opportunity to share Sonic with everyone and we can’t wait to reveal more to eager audiences in the future.”
The new film is set to be released in the U.S. on Nov. 15, 2019.