Nostalgia dollars are the easiest dollars, apparently.
No one should be surprised by this really given that there are movies in development for basically everything these days. Hell, Peeps has a movie in development. Yeah, you know those sugar candies that look like baby chickens? Yeah.
Anyway Neal Moritz is spearheading the project for Sony with Evan Susser and Van Robichaux writing. Moritz is the producer of 21 Jump Street and its upcoming sequel and Susser and Robichaux are veterans of the Upright Citizens Brigade.
I want to feel more cynical about this because it may be a hybrid live action/CG film like The Smurfs movies have been to date, but honestly if you’d told me a year ago that The Lego Movie was going to be amazing I would’t have believed you. This has some talent behind it so I’m going to remain, at least for the time being, of the opinion that it could be good. They are talking about including classic Sonic characters like Dr. Eggman so at least they’re not going totally off book.
What probably will happen is that it will not be aimed at me (people who played Sonic when we were kids) but rather the kids of today.