Based on the Video Game of the same name, 2020's family comedy movie “Sonic the Hedgehog” is set to get a sequel.
Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy confirmed on Thursday that they have commenced development on a sequel to the live-action family comedy. The sequel would retain the filmmakers, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara will return to produce with Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, and Tim Miller serving as executive producers.
The movie is still in the development stage so decisions have not been made yet regarding casting or a production start date.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world's speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Upon its release, “Sonic the Hedgehog” scored the No. 1 opening weekend of all time for a movie based on a video game, it grossed over $58 million domestically in its opening weekend to become the fourth-best Presidents Day weekend debut.
“Sonic the Hedgehog” was the last film to have a full run on the box office before everything closed down due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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