Sonic The Hedgehog movie in the works at Paramount

Ryan Lambie Oct 3, 2017

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,
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Comic-Con 2016: Archie Comics’ Schedule Includes Panel Featuring Afterlife With Archie’s Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

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The San Diego Comic-Con schedule for Archie Comics has officially been announced, including a special spotlight panel on Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and a screening of the first episode of the new CW series Riverdale:

Press Release: New York, NY (July 11) Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and the hit Afterlife With Archie series, today unveiled plans for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego – timed to the launch of an all-new Betty & Veronica #1 from comic book legend Adam Hughes.

Betty & Veronica #1, hitting comic book shops and digital storefronts on Wednesday, July 20 – the same day doors open on Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 – continues the stellar ‘New Riverdale’ relaunch of the beloved Archie
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Bill Nighy to star in 'Triple Word Score'

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Exclusive: Comedy-drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Bill Nighy, one of Britain’s best loved character actors, is to star in Hurricane FilmsTriple Word Score, a new feature scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hilary and Jackie, 24 Hour Party People).

The film is in the growing slate of features to be executive produced by Gibson & MacLeod - the outfit behind Hurricane FilmsEmily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion.

Triple Word Score will mark the directorial debut of Carl Hunter who has collaborated extensively with Cottrell Boyce on various other ventures including an award winning children’s book and an online narrative project.

The supernatural comedy-drama follows the story of a father (Nighy) searching for his missing son, with whom he shared a passion for the board game Scrabble. The film is a journey of mystery, self-discovery and hope.

Shooting will take place this summer in the UK - in Liverpool and West Lancashire.

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Hurricane whips up storm with Berlin slate

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Hurricane whips up storm with Berlin slate
Exclusive: A Quiet Passion producer is working on an Emily Dickinson documentary.

Hurricane Films, the UK production company behind Terence DaviesEmily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion, which is premiering in Berlin today (Feb 14), has revealed details of its forthcoming slate.

To accompany A Quiet Passion, Hurricane is now preparing Phosphorescence, a documentary about Dickinson to be directed by Solon Papadopoulos, the co-owner and founder of Hurricane Films.

Another Hurricane project is The Route, the first feature project from TV writer Joe Ainsworth, which is in advanced development.

The film is about an elderly man who makes an epic journey from John O’Groats, the most northerly point of mainland Britain, to Land’s End, the most westerly point.

The man travels by public buses all the way, using his old age pensioner pass. “It’s a beautifully observed piece about old age but also about the country,” observed Hurricane’s other co-founder Roy Boulter.

The company
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Us Poster for Gaspar Noe’s Enter the Void

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IFC have revealed the official Us poster for Gasper Noe’s long-delayed film, Enter the Void. The film, Noe’s follow-up to the hugely controversial Irréversible, stars Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Emily Alyn Lind, Jesse Kuhn, Olly Alexander, Masato Tanno, Ed Spear and Sara Stockbridge.

Synopsis: Oscar and his sister Linda are recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar’s a small time drug dealer, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar is caught up in a police bust and shot. As he lies dying, his spirit, faithful to the promise he made his sister that he would never abandon her refuses to abandon the world of the living. It wanders through the city, his visions growing evermore distorted, evermore nightmarish. Past, present and future merge in a hallucinatory maelstrom.

Enter the Void was initially screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009, with IFC finally
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Gaspar Noe's Brilliant Trailer for Enter the Void

Once in awhile something brilliant comes by then brightens up the day and that is the case for this Enter the Void trailer from director Gaspar Noe. The film has been described by Quiet Earth as focusing on "an emotional depth and attention to characters," and in this beautiful clip the highs and lows of inner city drug life is visually told as the trailer unfolds without cluttering narration. This clip is gritty, brutal, and truly exceptional all in one breath. Take a time out from a busy workday or similar and enjoy a quick look at quality filmmaking courtesy of Noe and Quiet Earth.

The synopsis for Enter the Void here:

"Enter the Void is about a young man who, after the brutal death of his parents, promises that he will protect his little sister no matter what and who, sensing that he himself is dying, fights desperately to keep his promise.
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