I could have sworn there was already a “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie. I honestly thought it came out around 1997, featured the voices of Ron Livingston and Paul Sorvino and was called “a glittering carousel of piss” by Leonard Maltin on a particularly angry episode of Entertainment Tonight. But apparently I’m wrong. A not very good “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie was never released nor was it ever made. However, things can change. Fasten your disappointment belts, ladies and gentlemen because according to Collider a not very good “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie is on the way.
The “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie will be envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid and the first in a potentially long running film franchise. Additionally, the film will be produced by Marza Animation Planet with a script by Upright Citizen’s Brigade alumnus Evan Susser and Van Robichaux. “There are limitless stories to tell with a character like Sonic the Hedgehog”, noted Sony Pictures production president Hannah Minghella. Granted, there’s a fair amount of stories to tell about a blue rodent that runs super-fast, but limitless? And are they going to take advantage of this limitless storytelling opportunity? Will one of these films be a “Kramer vs. Kramer” inspired drama in which Sonic and Tails get into a brutal custody battle over their Aspergers afflicted son Sonichu? After all, they’re planning to release one Sonic movie every year, so there really has to be a limitless well of Sonic the Hedgehog stories.
In related news, the “Bubsy the Bobcat” movie is still rotting in the lowest depths of development hell.