Remember how Sony and Sega are doing a full-budget, feature Sonic the Hedgehog film? It sure is taking a while, and it’s going to be a little while longer still, but at least we do have a release window now. It looks we’ll all be able to see how the hell this potential beauty or travesty of a film is going to turn out when 2018 rolls around.

Speaking with The Worldfolio, President and CEO of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc Hajime Satomi restated that the movie will be “a live-action and animation hybrid” (though, honestly, what blockbusters aren’t in this day and age?) and that Sega and Sony Pictures have it “scheduled for release in 2018.” Satomi explained that Sega has goals to expand “into other entertainment areas” and that the feature Sonic the Hedge Dog film is just one part of their plans.

Q: On the innovation angle, what kind of next-generation concepts are Sega Sammy working on?

A: Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie scheduled for release in 2018. Like with this CG animation production, we would like to expand our business into other entertainment areas beyond what we are currently involved.” — Hajime Satomi

So, uh, partially live-action Sonic movie, huh? What a world this is. Expect memes in the coming years. Many, many memes.

Source: The Worldfolio

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Barry Herbers
I write editorials here at Gamnesia and occasionally some news (though far less often than I used to). Here's some of my work, long-form game essays, if you have any interest in that sort of stuff: The Amount of Content in a Game Has Nothing to do with its Price A Game's Atmosphere is Defined by its Mechanics, Not its Aesthetic The Witcher 3's Introduction is Terribly Paced and Too Restrictive of its Players I'm looking forward to The Last Guardian (had it pre-ordered since 2010), Rime, Night in the Woods, and Vane. If I had a niche, it would probably be the somewhat higher fidelity indie games, as take up most of the spots on that list. I'm also developing a no-budget video game with a friend, and you can follow me on Twitter (@TheVioletBarry) to hear about that and anything else I feel like saying. Film, games, it's that sort of stuff.


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