Sega's videogame mascot is getting his own movie, with Deadpool's Tim Miller among the producers at Paramount...
Back in the early 1990s, Sonic the Hedgehog was a videogame hero big enough to be considered a viable rival to Nintendo's unassailable Super Mario. The blue mammal's debut game, a platformer with an eye-catching turn of speed, was a stark contrast to the measured pace of Mario's adventures, turning Sega's console, the Mega Drive (or Genesis in the Us) a trendy alternative to Nintendo's system, the Super Nes.
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All that may be decades ago now, but there's still a huge nostalgia for that era, its consoles and Sonic in his heyday - which explains why Paramount Pictures, along with producer Neal H Moritz,