The Sega video game movie adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog has been banded around for a few years now. Finally, the project is gaining some traction with Ant-Man’s Paul Rudd being eyed to take on a role.
According to ThatHashTagShow Rudd is being sought for the lead live action role of a cop called Tom who teams up with Sonic to thwart the evil Robotnik. As yet, no plot details have been made available.
Patrick Casey and Josh Miller have penned the script which will see Jeff Fowler make his directorial debut with the project. Deadpool’s Tim Miller will act as a producer.
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The speed-based platform game from video games outfit Sega was first released some 27 years ago back in 1991. It has become recognized as the longest running video game by Guinness World Records. The speedy blue hedgehog, Sonic and friends Tails, Amy, and Knuckles, are often pitted against Doctor Eggman to foil any plans of world domination.
Since the game made its debut, it has gone on to sell over 360 million units worldwide. Sonic has also appeared in five television series with Sonic X, an Anime series standing as the longest running with 52 episodes under its belt in the earlier 2000s. He has also had a couple of movie cameos in Disney’s 2012 Wreck-It Ralph and most recently in Steven Speilberg’s Ready Player One as a character avatar. You are forgiven if you missed that one due to its many nostalgic references.
Rudd will next be seen in Peyton Reed’s sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, which doesn’t land in the UK until after the World Cup on August the 3rd. However, the film drops in the US on July 6th.