Re-Imagine the "Sonic the Hedgehog" Film
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In a recent interview with the CEO of Paramount Pictures, Jim Gianopulos, he released a bit of information as to the "plot" of the 2019 set film based on SEGA's mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. In his interview, he said Sonic will be a "Juvenile delinquent" and this is how he's worded the story so far:
"He’s a juvenile delinquent on the adventures in a pretty straight rural environment with a local policeman. It was instantly engaging and it was good enough where you could see where it’s going."
On top of this film shifting from Sony Pictures in terms of rights to produce it, obvious fans of SEGA's blue hedgehog can OBVIOUSLY see this film is about as "true to the source material" as 1993's Super Mario Bros. movie (a film that scored HORRIBLY with fans and critics). From the sounds of it, the head of Paramount or even the people working on this film have never picked up a Sonic game in their life. The blue hedgehog is a symbol of natural peace and justice in a world where the villainous mad scientist, Dr. Eggman, is attempting to conquer the world with his army of robots and villainous technology. He's also a heavy definition of what it was like to be a 90's kid. At least Sony Pictures attempted to capture the "feeling of their world" when they made The Angry Birds Movie in 2016 (a film with a sequel in the works).
If you are or aren't a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog, even you should see that what Paramount is deciding to do with the film is BEYOND context to even resembling the original world that the hedgehog lives in. If anything, Sonic Forces or even the infamous Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) games could be a better situation for a film starring the title hero. It would also heavily damage SEGA's image, which they are trying to repair as of the releases of Sonic Mania and other games in the future.
So, in short, this petition is to accomplish one of two possibilities: Either have Paramount Pictures do MORE research into the actual game universe that they are trying to bring to the silver screens.....OR consider giving creative control of the film's plot and setting to someone like the fans who made Sonic Mania or even to the likes of SEGA, the ones who actually CREATED the hedgehog's world, who produced several shorts in the past for Sonic such as the promotional material made for Sonic Unleashed.
As it stands, Paramount, your film will be as BAD as the Mario movie was in the 90's.
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