When it comes to classic video games, Sonic the Hedgehog really takes the biscuit (or the golden rings). I mean, really, is there any game better than Sonic? We think not. The game has dominated the video game industry since its creation in 1991 – and Sonic fans were over the moon to find out that Sony Entertainment was planning a big-screen debut for the hedgehog. However, we got our hopes up for nothing, as the long-awaited movie never materialized.
However, it seems like the movie may be gracing our screens sometime soon, as Paramount Pictures have bought the rights to give our favorite hedgehog a much-needed CGI makeover for an epic movie.
Although most people (i.e us) are pretty darn excited about this new development, there are some debbie downers who bring up the age-old debate – can videogame to movie adaptations really work? Well, Deadpool director, Tim Miller is going to give it a darned good try. Miller will also be joined on set by Neal H. Moritz to co-produce, and Jeff Fowler will be brought in to direct the Sonic debut.
Unlike many other video games that are turned into movies, Sonic the Hedgehog already has a wealth of adaptation under its belt. The game has been adapted for anime, cartoons and has even been made into a (pretty awesome) cartoon series. In fact,the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog comic holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running comic book series that’s based on a video game. So it’s a pretty big deal. As if that wasn’t enough, the game has recently taken a turn for the better (well, it was already pretty amazing) with their new release, Sonic Mania. So, we reckon it stands a good chance.
But what do the other fans think? Well, it’s a mixed bag…
They’re making a Sonic The Hedgehog movie.
I knew it. The blue freak just wants to embarrass himself on every screen available.
— Dean Dobbs (@DeanDobbs) 4 October 2017
— GoNintendoTweet (@GoNintendoTweet) 3 October 2017
There’s a “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie in the works. In order to ensure optimum ticket sales, they plan to release it in 1991.
— johnjay van es (@JohnjayVanEs) 4 October 2017