'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Sets 2019 Release Date
Sonic the Hedgehog will be racing into theaters next year.
The Paramount film, based on the popular SEGA videogame character, will open Nov. 15, 2019.
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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.
SEGA first introduced Sonic in 1991, with the character being seen as the company's answer to rival Nintendo's leading man Mario. Sonic, along with friends Tails and Knuckles, likes to spend his time running around, collecting rings — while also thwarting the evil plans of villain Doctor Eggman Robotnik. The videogame series has sold more than 360 million copies on various platforms over the years.
Fowler is known for directing the 2005 Oscar-nominated short Gopher Broke, which Miller exec produced.
So far, Sonic shares Nov. 15, 2019 with Warner Bros.' Margie Claus, a musical comedy starring Melissa McCarthy as Santa Claus' wife.
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