Paramount Pictures and Sega Corporation announced today that the development of a third feature film was started at the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. In addition, in collaboration between Sega and Paramount + the first live action series in the Sonic Universe, which should appear 2023. In the series of Paramount +, the character Knuckles spoken by actor Idris Elba will play a role.
The film Sonic The Hedgehog broke several box office records, including the US most successful video game adaptation of all time, and played nearly $ 320 million worldwide. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will be released on 31 March this year and once again combines director Jeff Fowler and the scriptwriter Pat Casey and Josh Miller.
The original occupation is also there again. As producers are Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara, with Haruki Satomi, Nan Morales and Tim Miller as executive producers.
Haruki Satomi, CEO of Sega Corporation, explains: “With pleasure, we can announce that the third Sonic movie and the first Sonic live action series for Paramount + are in development. We appreciate our partnership with Paramount and look forward to further expanding the Sonic The Hedgehog’s franchise through this cooperation. 2022 becomes a very important year for the franchise: in the spring, the second cinema film and winter the new game, Sonic Frontiers’ awaited with great tension appears. Sonic has been conquering the hearts of fans around the world for more than 30 years and we look forward to presenting memorable moments and exciting experiences for many years. “
“For more than three decades, the universe of ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ has established a passionate fanbase with its vibrant and unique characters,” said Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon and Chief Content Officer, Movies, Kids & Family – Paramount +. “We are pleased to work together with Sega, Neil Moritz and all our creative partners and explore new ways to extend Sonic The Hedgehog ‘franchise holistically across the platforms and inspire his faithful audience throughout the world.”
Producer Neal Moritz supplements: “The world of ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ has been the fantasy of her fans for decades and we can not expect to expand the franchise with first-class offers, not just on the screen, but also for Sonic fans at home. Here, there is no boundaries up and I’m scanny proud to shape new Sonic content for long-term fans and join Sonic of a new generation. “
Based on the successful video game franchise of Sega, the film series Sonic The Hedgehog tells the story of the fastest hedgehog in the world and its adventures as he regrets himself on the earth in his new home.
In the first part of the series, a live action comedy, which came to the cinemas in February 2020, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) allocated to the planet against the evil genius. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his ambitions to defend world domination.