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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Delayed to February 14th 2020, Citing Sonic’s Redesign

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Jeff Fowler, the Director of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie from Paramount, has taken to Twitter to announce that the film has been pushed back from its November/December 2019 release date. The film will now launch on February 14th 2020, with Fowler citing the previously confirmed redesign of Sonic as the cause.

For those who’ve been under a rock, the trailer for the Sonic movie debuted to widespread horror at Sonic’s design, leading Fowler to almost immediately state they’d change it. This then led to concerns that the VFX artists would be hit by major crunch trying to fix things for the 2019 release window.

As such, the film’s now been delayed. It’s a welcome move honestly – now we go back to awaiting out next look at Sonic with bated breath.

Film Distributors’ Association Lists Sonic the Hedgehog Movie for a December 13th 2019 Release in the UK

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The Film Distributors’ Association, the UK body for theatrical film distributors, have listed the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie on their site. Notably, it’s been given a later release date than the previously reported November 15th 2019 launch, suggesting the film will launch in the UK on the later date of Friday December 13th 2019.

While films releasing later in the UK is nothing particularly new, this is somewhat notable; as it puts the film a week before the projected release date for Star Wars: Episode IX. Perhaps Paramount are betting on Sonic’s historic popularity in UK stacking up to Disney’s holiday juggernaut? It’s no doubt a risky move, but with a relatively star-studded team behind the Sonic film (including Neal Moritz of the Fast and the Furious series, and Tim Miller of Deadpool), whether it’ll pay off is anyone’s guess at this point.

[Source: Film Distributors’ Association ]

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Planned for Release on November 15th 2019, Jeff Fowler to Direct

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The Hollywood Reporter have provided a fresh batch of details from Paramount regarding the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie – perhaps most notably, the release date.

The film is currently slated for November 15th 2019. The crew attached to the project includes Neil Moritz as producer, with Tim Miller of Deadpool fame in an executive producer role. In addition, Toby Ascher will also executive produce, whilst Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons serve as co-producers.

In terms of the director’s chair, it falls to Jeff Fowler – Sonic will be his directorial debut. In the past, Fowler produced Gopher Broke, an Oscar nominated short film – so perhaps the film’s in good hands after all?

Currently there’s no information on current writers or how the film is going to take shape – it can be assumed it’s changed significantly since Sony held the project, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the intended mix of live action and CGI. There’s no information on whether Marza Animation Planet are still on board either – it may well end up that Miller decides to use his own studio, particularly since Blur Studios have actually worked on Sonic games in the past.

All eyes are now on SXSW in March – could that be our first glimpse at the film?

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter ]

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