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The upcoming untitled film adaptation based on Sonic the Hedgehog is being co-produced and financed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film, expected to be a CGI/live-action hybrid film with the help of Sega's Marza Animation Planet unit, is being produced by Neal Moritz through his Original Film banner, with Tim Miller as executive producer. The screenplay, based on a storyline from Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, will be written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller.[1][2] It is the first entry to a planned film series.[3] and it is set for a 2018 release.[4]

Sony Pictures acquired the film rights to Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega in 2013, and officially gave the green-light at a private joint Sega/Sony Pictures press conference announcing the film on 10 June 2014.[1]

Development

On 3 December 2013, Sony Pictures Digital Domain Names, Inc., a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, filed a notice of registration for three inactive websites adressed as "SonicTheHedgehog-Movie.com", "SonicTheHedgehog-Movie.net" and "SonicTheHedgehogMovie.net". The registrations were reported by The Sonic Stadium on 7 December, but neither Sony Pictures nor Sega confirmed the existence of a proposed film project at the time of the domains' registrations.[5]

On 20 March 2014, a film adaptation was first hinted when The Tracking Board released a rumor about the film, stating that it would receive a "Dark Knight treatment" and posted a writer shortlist of proposed writers involved.[6] On 10 June 2014, the official Sonic website was updated, with a locked section listing "TV and Movies."[7] Later that same day, at a private Sega/Sony Pictures press conference, The Hollywood Reporter reported the confirmation of the film, and that Sony had green-lit the project.[1]

It was revealed on 21 June 2014 that Sonic the Hedgehog and its eventual successor films will be a separate continuity from the Sonic Boom continuity.[8] On 19 November 2014, Van Robichaux stated that the film production team is "aiming for [a] PG-13 [rating]".[9]

On 31 October 2016, it was announced that Tim Miller will produce the film and that Jeff Fowler will direct it. Patrick Casey and Josh Miller are also confirmed to write the script.[2]

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