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53 minutes ago, Myst said:

As excited as I am for this movie, I know what you mean. Using San Fransisco instead of a well known location from a Sonic game (Station Square, Empire City, Star Light, Speed Highway, Westopolis) was a real missed opportunity.

Is the whole movie being filmed in Canada?  I couldve sworn there were other filming locations.  New York City and San Francisco.

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Vancouver is being used as San Fransisco in the film. Ladysmith is being used as Green Hills, Montana. 

They are supposedly filming in New York too, but I don't know if it's been confirmed or if that was simply misinformation.

It was mentioned on a local Canadian news site, but nothing reputable like the Hollywood Reporter or Variety, so I would classify that as a rumor.

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Happy Birthday Alexios!

And yeah, these small towns give a warming vibe, it's really cool and... unexpected, but in a positive way I think, I don't know, we'll see, but the excitement from people is really nice to see. Obviously the movie also needs highways for Sonic to run, but if they manage to incorporate multiple things it's gonna be interesting...

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8 hours ago, I Love Sticks said:

Happy Birthday Alexios!

And yeah, these small towns give a warming vibe, it's really cool and... unexpected, but in a positive way I think, I don't know, we'll see, but the excitement from people is really nice to see. Obviously the movie also needs highways for Sonic to run, but if they manage to incorporate multiple things it's gonna be interesting...

Thank you so much!

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I know it’s hard to see but what I noticed in this picture is that the light blue Malibu had an blue Montana license plate, while the silver RAV4 had an California license plate. I screencap the picture of the light blue Malibu from the other video that I posted on my other post.

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Those first 2 minutes are Wtf. There is a lot of interesting information in that movie. Here are the highlights

 

- Jeff Fowler was attached to direct as far back as when the project was still at Sony

- The reason why Sony didn't make the movie is because of the 2014 hack and a lot of the new exacs that were brought on to the project didn't like the direction the movie was taking. 

 

- Neal Moretz when to Paramount and asked them to buy the movie rights from Sony

 

- Sega and Van clashed over Robotnik's name. Van wanted him to be named Dr. Robotnik as it would easier for American audiences to swallow and Sega wanted him to be Eggman. Van being a writer had little weight with the decision but Van seems to have got his wish because of Jeff Fowler.

 

- Van clashed with an unnamed Sony exec (likely Amy Pascal) 

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1 hour ago, PeterPancake said:

- Sega and Van clashed over Robotnik's name. Van wanted him to be named Dr. Robotnik as it would easier for American audiences to swallow and Sega wanted him to be Eggman.

It's been 20 years, how long does it have to be used to make it "easier to swallow"

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5 minutes ago, Razule said:

It's been 20 years, how long does it have to be used to make it "easier to swallow"

Look at from a general fan perspective like Van, the name isn't intimidating at all. Robotnik sounds much more threatening and easier to market to a wider audience than "Dr. Eggman" 

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Highlights from the Josh Miller interview:

 

- Patrick and Josh wanted to find a way to have both the Robotnik name and the Eggman name in the movie. They struggled to find a way to have the "Eggman" name make sense, so there will probably be an in universe reason why he has that name.

 

- The movie will be nothing like the Smurfs or Alvin and the Chipmunks

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2 hours ago, ShadowSJG said:

If the movie tanks, will it further damage Sonic's rep?

Sonic can survive 06 and WiiU's Sonic Boom before, movie's possible failure cannot kill Sonic. I believe the movie will not be the best, but not a trainwreck.

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