SEGA and Paramount settle deal for Sonic the Hedgehog film
Simply yesterday, we discovered that the Sonic the Hedgehog movie will open in theaters on November 15, 2019. Now, SEGA of America has announced it has actually reached a final arrangement with Paramount Pictures to co-produce the movie.This relocation represents a crucial next-step in the growth of the Sonic the Hedgehog IP, bringing the character to brand-new audiences worldwide. As part of the IP strategy for Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA Group has been working to expand this character beyond the video game market to end up being a home entertainment franchise. Just recently, Sonic has actually looked like an animated character on tv, customer products, console and mobile video games, and more.
"I am really 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 cinema for the very first time. Since he was first introduced to the world 26 years ago, Sonic has actually continued to grow in popularity as part of our core strategy to concentrate on computer game. In addition to computer game, this supplies SEGA with a wonderful opportunity to share Sonic with everybody and we can't wait to expose more to excited audiences in the future," said SEGA Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Haruki Satomi.Paramount Pictures will work closely with SEGA of America to bring Sonic to the cinema, said Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures."We are exceptionally thrilled to work with SEGA to bring this iconic residential or commercial property and character to audiences all over the world,"stated Gianopulos." We look forward to our collaboration on this excellent venture."Planned for a worldwide release showcasing both live-action and CG animation components, the feature film will be the first time Sonic has actually been adapted for the cinema. Developing the job because its beginning as a manufacturer in addition to a production house, MARZA Animation World Co., Ltd., owned by SEGA Group, will be joined by an assembly of high-profile talent.The movie has actually signed on noteworthy market veterans including: Producer Neal H. Moritz from Original Movie Inc.( Fast and Furious series)Director Jeff Fowler
- (Blur Studio, Academy Award candidate for 2005 Finest Animated Short Movie Gopher Broke.) Executive producer Tim Miller (director of the Marvel/Fox function Deadpool and owner of animation and CG production company Blur Studio)
- "I'm delighted to be partnered with SEGA and to have such an extraordinary and supportive home for Sonic with Jim and Paramount,"said Moritz.Sonic the Hedgehog was first seen in 1991 on the SEGA Genesis.
Ever since, the character was inducted into the "World Computer Game Hall of Popularity "in 2016 at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.
Most recently, the popular franchise has actually seen two brand-new hit releases in 2017, Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces( PlayStation 4, Nintendo Change, Xbox One, PC). Overall sales of the series consisting of both packaged and digital downloads count over 360 million units.The post SEGA and Paramount Finalize Offer for Sonic the Hedgehog Film appeared first on ComingSoon.net.