The Sonic the Hedgehog film is now well under way at Sony Pictures after a leak for the “dark and edgy” movie was spotted back in March. Fast & Furious producer Neal Moritz will head up the team and has also signed on two new writers. Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre alums Evan Sussar and Van Robichaux will pen the hybrid computer-animated and live-action feature, alongside Sega Sammy’s division Marza Animation Planet leading the visuals.
Though there are no plot details to hand as of yet, the Sonic movie will star many of the series most loved characters, including Dr. Eggman. Sony Pictures has had movie-going success with hybrid animated films such The Smurfs and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Marza Animation’s CEO Masanao Maeda said the following in support of the film:
“Sonic has had dozens of adventures on the console and the small screen, and we’re thrilled that he’s now coming to the big screen. Sony Pictures has had great success with hybrid animated and live-action features, and we’re confident that this collaboration will bring a fresh take to Sonic, while still capturing everything that the fans love about him.”