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Streets of Rage Movie Reportedly in Development With John Wick Creator

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Deadline have revealed that Paramount are developing a Streets of Rage movie with John Wick franchise creator Derek Kolstad. dj2 Entertainment are also tied to the project who recently signed a contract with Amazon to develop an adaptation of the video game It Takes Two for cinema and television.

The film has supposedly been green-lit off the back of Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s box office success. dj2 produced both Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount movies and currently has an impressive amount of video games its planning to adapt in their portfolio.

As with any early movie development reporting, we urge our readers to not get their hopes up. Multiple video game adaptations have been green-lit in the past and some even making it as far as casting and promotional material before being shelved indefinitely (Kane & Lynch being a great example). If the Streets of Rage movie does happen, don’t expect to hear or even see anything for quite a while.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – 2022 Movie Review

Monday, March 28th, 2022

With the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Jeff Fowler and company managed to establish this cinematic version of the character in a more realistic scenario. It certainly contained a fair bit of Sonic franchise iconography, but it was a film that was considerably more grounded and may have left Sonic fans a little wanting. With the foundations now laid, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 fully leans into the more extravagant concepts of the games it is based on and delivers one of the best video game-to-movie adaptations there has ever been.

Click here to read our full review of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie.

Final Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Trailer Debuts Alongside New Poster | Video Spotlight

Monday, March 14th, 2022

The final trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie is upon us! Click the embed below to see Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Dr. Robotnik in action alongside returning characters Tom Wachowski and Agent Stone:

Alongside the new trailer is a brand new movie poster that hearkens back to the cover artwork of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mega Drive game. You can see the new poster at the top of this article.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases worldwide on April 8th 2022. Jim Carrey reprises his role as Dr. Robotnik alongside Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog, Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Miles “Tails” Prower. Jeff Fowler also returns to direct.

Paramount Confirms Work on 3rd Sonic Movie is Underway Alongside Knuckles Spin-Off TV Series

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie isn’t even out yet, but Paramount Pictures are obviously very happy with the performance of the first Sonic movie because they’ve just revealed that a 3rd Sonic movie is now in development alongside a Knuckles spin-off TV series that will air in 2023 on Paramount Plus. Idris Elba is also set to return to voice our favourite echidna in this upcoming TV series.

The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie was a huge success for Paramount, grossing $319.7 million against a budget of $90 million. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases on April 8th 2022 and sees the return of Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog and introduces Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Miles “Tails” Prower. Jeff Fowler returns to direct.

[Source: Paramount Pictures on Twitter]

New Sonic 2 Movie Teaser Shows Off Iconic Sonic Franchise Imagery | Video Spotlight

Friday, February 11th, 2022

A new “Big Game” TV spot for the 2nd Sonic the Hedgehog movie has arrived and it’s absolutely loaded with classic Sonic franchise callbacks. A much more extensive trailer will also premiere at the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday 13th of February 2022. We won’t be mentioning any spoilers so check it out via the embed below:

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens in theaters on the 8th of April 2022 and sees Jim Carrey return as Dr. Robotnik alongside Knuckles who is voiced by Idris Elba. Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) also has a new pal in the form of Tails who is voiced by the character’s in-game voice actor Colleen O’Shaughnessey. Jeff Fowler returns to direct.

Idris Elba Reveals He is Voicing Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

In a recent tweet, Idris Elba appears to have revealed that he will be voicing Knuckles the Echidna in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie.

Elba’s tweet simply reads “Knock, knock….” and is accompanied with a render of Knuckles’ glove, presumably from the character model being used for the movie.

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie arrives in theaters on April 8th 2022 for North America. The film is once again being directed by Jeff Fowler and Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey will also return as Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Robotnik respectively. The original film from 2020 was one of the top earners of the year grossing $319.7 million worldwide.

[Source: Idris Elba on Twitter]

Yakuza Movie In Development at 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

SEGA have started work on developing a movie based on the beloved Yakuza franchise, alongside 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content.

The new comes via Variety, who report that the project has already found its producers in Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande and Joshua Long. The team are currently looking for scriptwriters.

After the smash-hit that the Sonic movie wound up being, it’s arguably not too surprising to see SEGA consider adapting their other works to film and TV. That said, we are a bit wary of this project given the number of other projects in this vein that have gone absolutely nowhere in the past; as far as we can tell, that Rent-A-Hero movie isn’t any closer to happening, nor are any of the other SEGA and Stories International ventures.  Time will tell if this one fares any better.

New Additions to Merchandise and Hardware Sections

Monday, July 6th, 2020

A new batch of website updates have just gone live in both the Merchandise and Hardware sections. See below for the full list of additions with direct links to each entry:

– Flashback Mega-CD demo added to Demo Discs section
– Sensible Soccer Mega-CD demo added to Demo Discs section
Streets of Rage 4: Limited Run Games Exclusive Track Selection added to SEGA Music Index
Sonic the Hedgehog: Music from the Motion Picture added to SEGA Music Index
– New article, specifications and images of SEGA TeraDrive added to Hardware section
– New article, specifications and images of Aiwa Mega-CD added to Hardware section

Sonic the Hedgehog 2020 Movie Review | Feature

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

It’s finally arrived – the first movie based on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and released to theaters is now upon us, and both myself (Sonic Yoda) and Tracker have been to see it!

Click here to read our review of the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie and find out whether we thought it did the franchise justice.

Both of us weigh in on the film so you get a double dose of critical analysis on what has to be one of the most interesting pieces of Sonic media to date. Enjoy!

New Sonic Design Debuts in Brand New Sonic Movie Trailer | Video Spotlight

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

After the negative reception of Sonic’s look in the first trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Paramount Pictures have gone back to the drawing board, delayed the film until February 2020 and given the visual effects team some extra time to redesign the character. We now have our first look at Sonic’s redesigned with this brand new trailer. Check it out below:

While the design still looks quite similar to the original, with Sonic having 2 separated eyes and lots of finer spines on his back, he definitely looks more like his game model with an overall cuter look and the addition of gloves instead of white fur on his hands. His shoes are also more comparable to those of the games as well.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will now launch on February 14th 2020. Ben Schwartz voices Sonic with James Marsden playing his police officer friend Tom and Jim Carrey taking the role of Dr. Robotnik.

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