It can’t be worst that Pixels, or Battleship or the Emoji movie right?

Yes, that’s right folks Sega and Paramount have finally come to an agreement about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog feature film. The film is slated to release in North America in 2019 and then heading out all over the world shortly after

Paramount Pictures will work closely with SEGA of America to bring Sonic to the big screen, said Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures.

“We are incredibly excited to work with SEGA to bring this iconic property and character to audiences around the world,” said Gianopulos. “We look forward to our partnership on this great venture.”

“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. 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,” said SEGA Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Haruki Satomi.

Let’s hope that Paramount doesn’t destroy this much-loved franchise like the did with most other much-loved franchises like Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I Joe. I have a little bit of hope though when you see who’s on board with the film

Producer Neal H. Moritz from Original Film Inc. (“Fast and Furious” series)

• Director Jeff Fowler (Blur Studio, Academy Award nominee for 2005 Best Animated Short Film “Gopher Broke.”)

• Executive producer Tim Miller (director of the Marvel/Fox feature “Deadpool” and owner of animation and CG production company Blur Studio)

 

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