The upcoming film based on the SEGA video game character Sonic the Hedgehog has been given a 2019 release date, according to THR. The Sonic film will be produced by Neal H. Moritz and Deadpool director Tim Miller will executive produce with Toby Ascher. Dimitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will co-produce. The film will open in theaters on November 15, 2019 and will be directed by Jeff Fowler (Gopher Broke)
The Sonic movie is only facing the film Margie Claus, starring Melissa McCarthy, at the moment. It will open a week after the 25th James Bond film and the Christmas film Noelle.
A hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature, the movie will be written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller and produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner, along with Marza Animation Planet’s Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi. Toby Ascher will also serve as an executive producer. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of DJ2 Entertainment will serve as co-producers.
The film will look to capture Sonic’s irreverent tone and spirit, reuniting him with some of the most revered and infamous characters of the franchise, including the evil Dr. Eggman. Playful, mischievous, and quick on his feet in more ways than one, the world’s fastest hedgehog is known for his ability to move at supersonic speed to protect his friends from their enemies. For more than two decades, Sonic has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons and a $1 billion franchise with more than 140 million games sold.
Sonic previously headlined several animated series, starting with 1993’s Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, and he also made an authorized cameo appearance in the Disney hit Wreck-It Ralph.