Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sonic Gets Theatrical

A video game pivots to the big screen.

Sega is set to bring their most famous mascot to the silver screen. The video game company has partnered with Sony Pictures to release a film that combines live action with computer animation, set to be released in 2018.

The movie is being produced by Neal Moritz, who is also the producer of the Fast & Furious franchise. It will be written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux of The Upright Citizens brigade. Sony will be working with Marza Animation Planet, which is a division of the Sega Sammy Group. Sega CEO Hajime Saito told The Worldfolio that this project is part of Sega’s overall plan to expand into other areas of entertainment beyond video games. ...

Sonic's appearing in a hybrid feature. Is this the best use of the small guy? A hybrid production? Some think not:

A hybrid between live-action and CG, which makes it seem like we’re in for Sonic galavanting about with human friends... and the last time that happened we ended up with Sonic kissing a young girl. ...

While there’s not enough alcohol in the world to forget this scene, it’s my journalistic duty to. Dammit Sega and Sony. Please make sure this doesn’t happen again.


Chris Sobieniak said...

Just going to leave this here!


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