Yup, you read the title right. Sony is teaming up with SEGA and Marza Animation Planet to make a Sonic movie that’s a CG animation and live-action hybrid. Produced by Neal Moritz at Sony’s side, Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi at Marza’s side. Writers Evan Susser and Van Robichaux are the screenwriters.
The movie will focus on Sonic’s rivalry with his villains, including Dr. Eggman. Nothing else has been revealed at this time aside from Sony Pictures and Marza Animation Planet presidents saying the obligatory “we are excited about this thing”. Marza is the studio that does the CG openings of Sonic games, they made the entertaining Night of the Werehog short as well.
[Source: Hollywood Reporter]
Live action? As in human actors? Will that mean a human Robotnik? Cause that didn’t work out so well last time.
What was going on at Sonic Team when they greenlighted this!?
The answer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTv1FrXvfrU
I love that video so much lol
Part of me is going “Yes! FINALLY!” but then the other part of me is wisely reminding that “you know that this could all quite easily end in disaster still, right?” And of course, that other part of me is right. Best wait for more details before determining whether or not this is a good idea.
I am pleased to see that Marza and to a certain extent Sega will be directly involved, since they both know Sonic the best and know what they’re doing better than Sony ever would in terms of Sonic, and Marza’s has consistently floored me with their cutscene animations so at the very least, as the post’s tag says, “at least the animation will be good.”
I question the idea of releasing a new movie a year. Making good movies generally takes a bit longer than that these days.
All I hope for is for this movie (or these movies?) to be better than Mario Bros. The Movie, how hard would that be?
1.i would like to see how this looks
2.when would this come out?
3. Wether it’s shit or not I’ll still see it
After seeing Night of the Werehog. I honestly think that Sonic is in quite capable hands. Was more so hoping for the Fan Film from Blue Core Studios to be come an official theatrical version.
Something is telling me that the movie will be bad…