‘Sonic the Hedgehog’: Sony plans new movie for popular game character

June 10, 2014 | 6:12 p.m.
The blue speedster is set to star in an upcoming hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to star in an upcoming hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

Sonic the Hedgehog is headed to the big screen.

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet announced Tuesday that the popular video game character will star in a hybrid computer-animated/live-action feature, produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner and Marza’s Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi.

Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, alumni of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre who are also currently writing a live-action version of “The Jetsons,” will pen the script.

No director has been named.

Launched by SEGA (Marza’s parent company) in 1991, the Sonic franchise has sold more than 140 million games, with the irascible blue speedster also headlining multiple spinoffs, including several animated television series.

The character also had a cameo in 2012’s “Wreck-It-Ralph.”

Are you excited for Sonic to roll onto the big screen? Please let us know in the comment section below.

– Justin Sullivan| @LATHeroComplex


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