Live-action Sonic the Hedgehog fan film proves it can be done
Blue Core Studio has done what people have said couldn't be done -- they've made an 18-minute live-action Sonic the Hedgehog fan film. A combination of real actors and a CGI Sonic, the studio has said that it is a spec film to show that a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film can be executed. And by god, they've accomplished their goal.
Taken from the film's Facebook page, the description is:
"Sonic" is a non-profit 10-20 minute short fan film based on the "Sonic the Hedgehog" video game franchise that will be available free to download and watch. This short film will implement various elements of the Sonic mythology ranging from the cartoons, comics, and, most importantly, the video games. The film will be a live action piece mainly focusing on the first 3 SEGA Genesis games of the series; in terms of tone, action, and plot. The film will be shot over the course of Fall/Winter 2010 with selective days in early 2011. The shoot will be a 6 day venture at various locations in various conditions. The 5 day shoot will also include special effects photography and aerial filming. There is no formal release date but we hope to have the final product premiere at the 2011 ScrewAttack Gaming Convention and to go online shortly after; however this is not a promise or a guarantee. The film's release will be announced upon completion of the film.
The actor playing Robotnik is just perfect, and when you hear Jaleel White's voice, nostalgia is going to hit you hard. You can learn more about the fan film at sonicfanfilm.com.