A sequel this year’s surprise hit film, Sonic the Hedgehog is now officially in development at Paramount.
After months of talks and rumors, it has now been confirmed that a sequel to this year’s surprise hit, Sonic the Hedgehog is now in development at Paramount. The film was, of course, one of this year’s only big hits as the film went into theaters before the coronavirus situation became serious in the United States. The film currently has a 64% approval rating and earned well over $300M worldwide, making it one of the biggest hits of the year and one of the most successful video game adaptations to date.
Sonic the Hedgehog‘s director had previously teased at the possibility of a sequel and even a full cinematic universe featuring the iconic video game character. Nothing, however, was definitively confirmed, however, until now. Jeff Fowler will be returning to the director chair and Pat Casey and Josh Miller penning the script for the Paramount film. The film, however, currently does not have a release date.
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Here is the official synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
Directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, the film features the voice talent of Ben Schwartz as the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star.
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