The live-action Hollywood movie adaptation of Sega’s iconic Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise is proof that Hollywood can really pull off a successful adaptation of a gaming title. Despite the poor reception of its original trailer, which led to memes and mockery, which would then lead to Paramount delaying the movie to change Sonic’s design, the movie is now the most successful film adaptation of a video game. And Paramount is giving fans even more, as Entertainment website Variety reports that a sequel movie for Sonic the Hedgehog is now in the works!
Jeff Fowler will return to direct the sequel, with screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller also returning, Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara are producing, with Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi and Tim Miller serving as executive producers. The movie is still in development stage unfortunately, so expect more announcements in the days to come.
The first movie starred James Marsden as Tom, Jim Carey as Dr. Robotnik, and Ben Schwarz voicing the speedy blue gaming icon. It opened at #1 in the US box office and broke box office records as a video game movie.
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