Ryan Reynolds’ Detective Pikachu isn’t the only CGI/live-action hybrid video game film on the horizon (we revealed that film’s January production start in London) as Paramount picked up a Sonic The Hedgehog movie back in October that had been previously in development at Sony. Sonic is expected to mix CGI animation with live-action is a similar manner that Detective Pikachu is doing.
We have a Sonic production update to share.
Omega Underground has learned that director Jeff Fowler (pictured right) is aiming to get Sonic rolling by around July and will shoot over the summer in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jeff is part of the team over at Tim Miller’s Blur Studio and his short-film Gopher Broke (made at Blur) ended up getting Oscar-nominated. Blur is expected to handle the animation on the film. Tim will produce the project along with Neal H. Mortiz.
Miller and Fowler have been trying to put together an animated movie based on the Dark Horse Comics series The Goon for years at Blur with Ron Perlman and Paul Giamatti attached to voice the main characters, which might be getting an update in the very near future.
Blur is also no stranger to the Sonic franchise.
There have been rumblings that Tim Miller loyalist composer Junkie XL (Deadpool, Max Mad: Fury Road) could end up doing the score for the film, he left Deadpool 2 in solidarity to Sonic producer Tim Miller when left to pursue other projects including a new Terminator film.
His involvement could be awesome if he pulls from his synth-pop electronic music roots.
Now the question becomes, who plays Sonic?
The film will be written by Josh Miller and Patrick Casey.
Paramount recently gave Sonic a holiday-friendly release of November 15th, 2019.
SOURCE: OMEGA UNDERGROUND