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Knuckle up: There’s going to be a Sonic the Hedgehog movie

on October 31, 2016, 7:30pm

In Here We Go Again, Hollywood news, Sony wants to make a hybrid CG-animated/live action Sonic the Hedgehog film. You know, the old Sega Genesis game that featured a super-fast hedgehog who ran through pipes, collected thousands of rings, and grooved to the hottest 16-bit music known to man? Yep, that one.

Currently, they’re developing the idea with in-demand director Tim Miller, who recently hopped off the much-hyped sequel to this year’s whopping R-rated blockbuster, Deadpool. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker wants to develop the project alongside his longtime Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler.

Miller would executive produce, while Fowler would make his feature-length directorial debut, with the idea being to turn the billion-dollar video game franchise into a family-friendly adventure. To help with the family part, they’ve tapped Oscar-nominated animated short team Patrick Casey and Josh Miller to write the script.

“Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts,” Josh Miller says. “The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”

So, yeah, there’s a lot of talent behind this film, which should undoubtedly join the long list of iconic video game adaptations that range from Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter to Silent Hill and Mortal Kombat. Let it be said that if there’s no Casino Night for Sonic in this film, this writer will easily hit the reset button…