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Nobody here has told me if Sonic even has an audience for this movie. DC characters, Transformers, the X-Men are relevant and have appeal to diverse ages or had enough nostalgia to sail on. The Angry Birds are easily one of the big-time games of its generations without being too panned ala Sonic so of course it didn't do too bad.

Going from criticial scores and success of games like Sonic 1 Mobile and Sonic Mania if they're playing to nostalgia they would be better served to model the film within the world and tone of the Genesis era. And yet I suspect they wouldn't do that.

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19 hours ago, PeterPancake said:

I don't see Sonic getting a radical redesign onpar with the Bayformers - from G1 or Bay Turtles. But I do think he'll get a "Blockbuster" update. I.e Realistic fur texture on arms and muzzle, slightly toned down proportions. I could see them giving his shoes and gloves a slighty more high tech/sleeker alien design. General aesthetic modifications. A more blockbuster friendly design.

 

Tails I could see getting more techy: teenage_tails___coa_aco_reload_by_capnch

Also these propotions for the characters

The Cycle of Ages. I remember that Fanfic. :)

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So according to an interview with the SEGA chief brand officer for Sonic and SEGA of America senior vice president, Ivo Gerscovich, he said this when he responding to the questions about the movie.:

Why do you think it’s taken so long for Sonic the Hedgehog to hit the big screen? Was SEGA just waiting for the proper opportunity to bring him?

Yes, we believed strongly that the Sonic brand needed to be treated in the right way.  Having the opportunity to work with such an amazingly talented production team with such a strong track record (like the Fast and the Furious films and the Deadpool movie) made the decision an exciting one for SEGA to take. 

Do you feel that a combination of CGI/live-action is a good mix for a Sonic the Hedgehog film?

The film-makers have a very unique and exciting vision in mind for the story, and we can’t wait to see how this blend of CGI/live action comes to life on the big screen!

So, it's seem that they are ok with the CGI/Live Action Part, not sure how they can pull it off, but we will see what happens next.

Quotes from this source.:

http://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/02/28/sonic-the-hedgehog-interview-movie-video-games-sxsw/

 

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Tim Miller is still involved in this, right? Going from all of his Marvel and Sonic work and even letting his old partner from when they were doing CG cinematics for Sega in the early 2000s was all a bunch of great choices even if I'm not sure where the plot or story is going. I hope it's an easy to get in story that acts more as its own thing than an adaptation of any of the Sonic games like how comic books take elements from great storylines then do their own thing with it. 

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I know Van doesn't work on the movie anymore, and this does not mean anything, but Van hope that there will news about the movie at SXSW.

So, what you guys think? Do you think there will be news about the movie at SXSW?

Also,  kinda unrelated to the topic, he say that his personal take on Sonic that he is like the main character, Maverick from Top Gun which is a good movie from Paramount.

 

 

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11 hours ago, CaptainRobo said:

My apologies for the double post again, but apparently, the Sonic movie will begin filming in Atlanta in July.

https://omegaunderground.com/2018/03/04/sonic-hedgehog-cgi-live-action-hybrid-movie-sprinting-towards-july-start-atlanta/

 

Makes sense. I could see Atlanta stand in for Station Square, Central City or Empire City.

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So, does the fact that they’re filming in Atlanta tell us anything about the movie’s story? Like, I assume that they’re not going to Atlanta to just shoot on a bunch of set and green-screens. So, this probably means that the movie will feature a city as a major setting.

Anyone else thinking Station Square?

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4 minutes ago, Kellan said:

So, does the fact that they’re filming in Atlanta tell us anything about the movie’s story? Like, I assume that they’re not going to Atlanta to just shoot on a bunch of set and green-screens. So, this probably means that the movie will feature a city as a major setting.

Anyone else thinking Station Square?

I think pretty sure, most likely Station Square.

Also, there were rumours of Junkie XL who could compose the movie score on the article.

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Hm, so I guess we're gonna have a city setting. Neat.

What is interesting is that they included this comment:
 

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There have been rumblings that Tim Miller loyalist composer Junkie XL (Deadpool, Max Mad: Fury Road) could end up doing the score for the film, he left Deadpool 2 in solidarity to Sonic producer Tim Miller when left to pursue other projects including a new Terminator film.

While I seriously doubt this will be a thing, it's pretty weird to think that this can be somewhat of a possibility. Especially when the most notable thing he associates with for me is soundtrack for Need For Speed games.

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It' very possible that Junkie could do the score. He's really good friends with Tim Miller. Part of the reason he bowed out of doing Deadpool 2 was because of Tim.

Junkie XL would be a HUGE get for this movie. His Deadpool score and Need For Speed would be a great template for Sonic. I could see him composing orchestra versions of classic Sonic music (i.e Green Hill Zone, Death Egg etc) 

And yes, most MCU movies shoot in Atanta because the cost of filming is cheaper there. We should start getting casting news within the next few months.

Really pulling for John Goodman as Eggman.  

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Uhm... not seeing many comments, I think it's because fans are having a hard time finding things to complain or worry about, mostly because (in my opinion) the movie is in good hands right now. I'm hopeful.

At this point I'd be really surprised if we DIDN'T get a casting announcement at SXSW.

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I'd be pretty let down if Junkie XL is only in it with his orchestral film score style of composing. He has a storied history in electronic and big beat music, much of what would be a pretty great fit for Sonic, so I hope there's more of that than anything. 

6 hours ago, Kellan said:

So, does the fact that they’re filming in Atlanta tell us anything about the movie’s story? Like, I assume that they’re not going to Atlanta to just shoot on a bunch of set and green-screens. So, this probably means that the movie will feature a city as a major setting.

Anyone else thinking Station Square?

Filming and producing in Georgia is entirely a matter of cost efficiency and convenience due to state tax credits. My guess is they're setting up shop there to utilize Pinewood Studios. It's pretty likely they'll be shooting on location but if there's any area they'd film in precisely because of sets and green screens, Atlanta would be it, so it isn't something I'd read too hard into. 

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For those who don't know who is Junkie XL is. He compose the scores for movies such as 300: Rise of the Empire, Divergent, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Run All Night, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Tower, and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. He also did the score for Deadpool which Tim Miller directed. He also did scores for  the upcoming Tomb Raider movie and Alita: Battle Angel.

If this rumor about him composing the score for the Sonic movie is true, it will be funny and coincidence that both he and Tim Miller are both working in the movie after they left Deadpool 2.

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7 hours ago, FFWF said:

Well, it probably wouldn't be a coincidence.  This isn't so much a rumour as a logical deduction.

Well, I'm saying this could be a coincidence, because they both worked on Deadpool and leave Deadpool 2. 

Anyway, I'm not really surprised that they choose Atlanta to film, since, we already know it's cheaper to film there and heck, the city become the Hollywood of the South. So, yea, they probably going to transform Atlanta into Station Square for couple of days or weeks to film.

So, anyway, we should expected to get the casting announcements and set photos in the coming months.

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While I was reading the article, I noticed this quote.:

Blur is expected to handle the animation on the film.

This quote only mention that Blur will handle the animation for the film. Although Marza wasn't mentioned in the quote, Sega say that the studio is involved in the film according to this tweet.:

 

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No Marza, no sell.

They've mastered the art of animating Sonic, you really cannot have a Sonic movie without them.

But a conjunction between Marza and Blur... That'd be interesting, and I'd like to see how they do it. Both studios have done Sonic at one point, so who knows what'll happen?

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37 minutes ago, Polkadi said:

No Marza, no sell.

They've mastered the art of animating Sonic, you really cannot have a Sonic movie without them.

But a conjunction between Marza and Blur... That'd be interesting, and I'd like to see how they do it. Both studios have done Sonic at one point, so who knows what'll happen?

But has Marza ever done work for movies? Blur has history with blockbuster films and realistic animation. Plus they'e already did work for 06 and STH. They're a better fit than Marza imo.

And I wonder if they'e going to take inspiration from the Archie comics? Sonic Universe and thr intial run was amazing (Chaos and the Crown). Also the Sonic Scribes series was great too. For a movie adaption, taking elements from them would be great. (Mobius, Freedom fighters, Sonic's backstory, maybe even Sally and Bunnie etc) 

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7 minutes ago, PeterPancake said:

But has Marza ever done work for movies? Blur has history with blockbuster films and realistic animation. Plus they'e already did work for 06 and STH. They're a better fit than Marza imo.

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