‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Mixed Live Action/CGI Movie in Development

Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog is probably one of the most recognizable videogame property that isn’t owned by their former rival Nintendo. It’s been adapted in animated forms quite a few times on both sides of the Pacific, but something bigger is happening now: a hybrid computer generated animation and live action movie.

In an interview with Wordlfolio, Sega CEO Hajime Satomi said:

Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie scheduled for release in 2018. Like with this CG animation production, we would like to expand our business into other entertainment areas beyond what we are currently involved.

Honestly, my reaction to this is just that it sounds kind of horrifying? I mean, sure – Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Smurfs turned out fine (I mean, depending on how your bar is set), but there’s something about Sonic’s singular, undivided eye looking at and interacting with real physical people and objects that’s kinda giving me nightmares.

At least this should inspire a whole new generation of terrible and weird fan art?

Via Wordlfolio

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”