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Sonic movie set for release in November 2019

Iconic Sega character will debut next year in a hybrid of live-action and animation

Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog film will be released in November next year, according to new information from The Hollywood Reporter.

The first film with Sega's iconic character in the starring role will open on November 15, 2019, the clearest sign yet that the project will not be lost in development hell.

Sega has been discussing a potential Sonic movie for at least two years, when Sega Sammy CEO Hajime Satomi outlined plans to combine live-action and animation to bring the character to the big-screen. At that point, the project was at Sony Pictures, with a tentative release window of some time in 2018.

Development of the project stalled at Sony, however, and Paramount swooped in to pick up the rights in October last year. The Sonic film will have an experienced team of producers, with experience on movies like The Fast and the Furious, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Deadpool.

Thanks The Hollywood Reporter.

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