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Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his very own feature film, and it will hit theaters on November 15, 2019 according to The Hollywood Reporter.

SEGA first announced plans for the movie in early 2016, and Paramount acquired the rights last year. Neal M. Horitz will produce the feature, with Deadpool director Tim Miller serving as executive producer along with Toby Ascher, while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will co-produce. The film will be directed by newcomer Jeff Fowler, and the script has been written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller, known for creating Golan The Insatiable.

Not many details about the film are known at this stage, apart from the fact that Paramount plans to use a blend of CGI animation and live action. With Detective Pikachu, also a live action/CGI blend starring Ryan Reynolds, due out in May next year, and an animated Super Mario Bros. film in the works, it appears we’re entering an era of beloved, classic video game characters getting the Hollywood treatment, along with more recent ones, such as the Tomb Raider reboot hitting screens in a few weeks. (Let’s just pretend that 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie never happened, okay?)

Are there any video game franchises, classic or newer, that you’d love to see transition to the big screen? Tell us in the comments below!

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Shona is a writer who geeks out over books, video games, and TV shows, and dreams of seeing her fantasy novels published some day. She loves bringing kickass characters to life through cosplay and is Australia's Lara Croft cosplay ambassador. A huge fan of Nintendo, she's been running a Legend of Zelda fansite since 2001. She indulges her interest in technology through her work as an engineer.

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