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Sonic Armageddon - Ken Penders Movie Pitch

Sonic Armageddon was a planned film by the late Ben Hurst (writer of Sonic: The Animated Series and Sonic Underground) alongside Ken Penders, the writer of Sonic Archie comics, based on the Saturday morning cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog which in-turn was based on the video game series. It was proposed to Sega in 2003 and was set to be distributed by DreamWorks Pictures.

Plot[]

From the looks of the storyboards, it looks like the film would be about Mobius exploiting, so it would likely serve as a continuation to the Sonic the Hedgehog Saturday morning animated series.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Sega was already busy with Sonic X.
  2. Ken Penders, in a act of sabotage, told Sega that Hurst was trying to co-opt the franchise, which is of course a lie. This caused the company to fire Hurst from the project and allowed Penders to rewrite his own story based on the Archie version and pitched it Sega before being dropped in 2007, due to "massive" corporate upheaval according to Penders, as well as the death of Sega of America licensing manager Robert Leffler, who was supportive of Penders' idea.
  3. Dreamworks has no interest in the project.

Results[]

  • The film was permanently cancelled.
  • Sony Pictures took over the rights to make a film, but was later sold to Paramount Pictures, which released the film on February 14, 2020. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success.
  • In 2019, a group of Sonic SATAM fans called Team Sea3on are working on the fan made third season of the cartoon, using Hurst's original notes and continue where the season 2 finale had left off.

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