Sega announced in February that they would be working with Sony Entertainment to bring Sonic the Hedgehog to life on the big screen. The movie is going to be a live action/CGI hybrid that will see the CGI characters of Sonic's world mingle with ours.
We have seen so many video game adaptations of movies fail in recent history that it has just become routine for these types of films to suck. But what if they could actually come up with a good story that centered around quality characters?
I do not work for Sony, but I think I might have an idea for the film that could be successful. I'm gonna map out the plot, genre, setting, and characters in this article of my ideas for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
This movie's first priority needs to be that it makes sure that it is aimed towards kids. This should not be a movie with dark undertones or gritty action sequences, it need to be fun and visually appealing.
Sonic the Hedgehog is supposed to be a sarcastic and fun loving character. While there will, of course, need to be a villainous plot afoot, the story needs to be filled with comedy.
The movie is going to start in our world, where renowned scientist Dr. Ivo Robotnik (Eggman) is the leader in military grade robotic technology, designing and manufacturing robots for fighting and security purposes.
Robotnik has been secretly attempting to discover inter-dimensional travel in order to discover other power sources in different dimensions, in order to power his machines to their maximum potential.
He builds a machine to search for energy-filled dimensions and comes across one with an extremely high reading. The dimension he finds turns out to be that of Sonic the Hedgehog.
In this dimension, the only inhabitants are humanoid animals with incredible abilities such as Sonic's speed, Tails's flight, and Knuckles's strength. They live on an island similar to that of the island of the first Sonic game in 1991.
When Robotnik arrives on the island, he is amazed by the abilities of Sonic and his friends. He also goes and searches for the energy signature he was picking up and discovers that it is the seven Chaos Emeralds.
The Emeralds are in a shrine surrounded by a much larger emerald known as the Master Emerald. This is when Robotnik is run off by Knuckles who is guarding them.
Robotnik returns to his own dimension, and instead of sharing his discovery with the world, he gathers a small army of robots and sets out to take the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald, as well as capture as many of the animal beings as he can to use their powers to turn them into cyborgs for his own wealth and gain.
It is now when Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles must battle against Robotnik and his army of robots — to protect the emeralds and save their friends.
Mix together this with plenty of funny character interactions and Sonic's sarcastic attitude, and you have what could be an incredibly fun movie, for not only kids, but adults too.
3. Sequel Potential
Obviously, if successful, Sony will look at the franchise potential for this series. As time goes on, Robotnik could become more and more greedy, looking to possibly take over Sonic's dimension and build his "Eggman Empire."
Of course, another exciting prospect is the idea of fan-favorite characters Shadow the Hedgehog and Metal Sonic joining the cast. Maybe in the film universe, Robotnik clones Shadow and builds Metal Sonic as a means of beating Sonic once and for all.
Introducing inter-dimensional travel could also open up the possibilities for other Sony and Sega properties to get involved, creating a Marvel-style cinematic universe.
1. Ryan Reynolds - Sonic The Hedgehog
Reynolds has the sarcastic attitude and star power to headline as the world famous hedgehog.
John Goodman - Ivo 'Eggman' Robotnik
Goodman has the round body mixed with the ability for both comedic and menacing performances.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Tails
Taylor-Johnson has the soft and humble voice that you look for in Tails, whether it be in an American or English accent.
Will Smith - Knuckles
Knuckles needs a deeper, more masculine tone of voice and I think that adding Will Smith to the cast would be an amazing grab for Sony.