It seems that Nintendo isn’t the only company trying to proliferate its intellectual property past video games. Sega has reiterated that its still in development of a live action/CGI movie that is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018. A couple years ago Sega had announced a movie deal had been reached with Sony, but nothing else was heard about it until today. CEO of Sega Sammy, Hajime Satomi, had an interview with The World Folio and mentioned that the project was moving forward. When asked about what kind of next-generation concepts they’re working on, he responded:
Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie scheduled for release in 2018. Like with this CG animation production, we would like to expand our business into other entertainment areas beyond what we are currently involved.
Now the only question is whether the movie will be a success like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, or a failure like Super Mario Bros. The Movie? I’m hoping it’s great and that it helps propel Sonic to new heights of popularity. I’d love to see him return to his glory days.