The Sonic Channel has recently posted an interview held by Takashi Iizuka with Rich Moore, director of the recent video game-filled movie Wreck-it Ralph (Sugar Rush in Japan). The two directors talk about Sonic’s cameos in Wreck-it Ralph, what a sequel could mean for the blue blur and what other SEGA franchises Rich would love to see included in a potential follow-up.
Hit the jump for the full interview and some more images!
(Warning, this is translated from Japanese by Google so some things may be a tad unclear!)
(I below) Iizuka: Today I am honored to meet you. In severe, Schedule Thank you for your time in a variety of coverage. It is today, so the website called “Sonic Channel” This interview, thank you.
It is directed by Rich Moore (R below): Is that so?
I: So, a lot of people who read this article, I will be called Sonic fan.
R: It’s amazing! (Comic Con in San Diego last year’s Speaking of Sonic ※ 1 I I went to Sonic’s party that has been held in conjunction with) …
I: Oh, it is an event “SonicBoom” you have invited a Sonic fan.
R: so. That the party were you?
I: I was there, of course.
R: That party was amazing! Everyone was excited. I love it more than the Sonic guys!
I: I’m a fan of Sonic were you excited to meet you.
R: I wonder (laughs)?
I: I How was your reflections and feelings of that time in Comic Con that party, but I had to announce himself from overseeing the Sonic appears in the movie?
R: First of all the first party that I was Confused (laughs). It wears a hat shaped like the head of sonic people in venues like Comic Con … We have a lot of Sonic fans (laughs). Exciting anyway, how upsurge of Sonic fans were really excited too. I went in not knowing party or feels, what it is boring feeling like “you practical delighted to be here today” … In a speech content really boring … No I’ve went and then prepare a memo for the speech I think because it was “not possible speech like this, here and not say that the interesting story here!’s not party like that is not suitable.” something, and I did think of comment on the spot while walking on it. It was also remarkably pleasant moments in the holding period of Comic Con. (New racing game ※ 2 such climax when) was announced, I was really honored that I was proud of was as a part of the event that their being there at that moment.
I: “Sugar Rush” but I think in the story of the stage, the game and the game is a lot of your own director, what is now the director’s favorite game?
R: Do you favorite now? But there are a lot of favorites … (and pretend to operate a mobile phone) … (laughs) … I’m not want to say too much on the content for the phone.
I: Oh, it is an application for mobile phones. But I’m able to play on mobile phones Sonic.
R: Well, it can not play this mobile phone also Sonic?
I: Yes, you can play (laughs)
R: It was good! I’ll try this time today. Are you playing now hooked wonder how such “WordsWithFriends” “ScrambleWithFriends” and “TempleRun” I do not know whether the service is … in Japan. ‘m A sex game which is also common, have been rewritten from scratch, the interface is’m great. The movie was completed in any event in October, then much travel more. I do not seem to be able to afford the time to slow game at home until March at the publicity of the movie, because they traveled around. Into the mobile game Sonic first. Because they traveled now, so well that it is just the reverse mobile phone. Returned to the house, (take in hand “Sonic Generations,” which give you for the first time) I’ll try to do it (laughs).
I: This software I’m able to experience all of the Sonic the past 20 years.
R: Well, I hope it Really?!
I: I try to play, please come. So I return to the question of the movie. It was that when I heard the story of “Sugar Rush” At first, it appeared only want to Eggman, Sonic was requested any additional from the middle? Why is that?
R: From the beginning of production, have decided to start from the scene of the first part of the movie villains. I wanted to give it to the scene and a boss villain character, that are there’m Eggman was decided at the time of the beginning quite. When I was thinking of further expanding the story setting from there, “in the world of video games is when a character has died outside game’s original I’m not able to come back to life again,” it does not emphasize the rule that the I’ve been clear that there should not be. I think it will be important rule in a movie, on a large screen of the game Central Station, and must be feeling like a public service announcement, just bring out this rule character iconic very famous. What if Sonic does the talking, right? I think I was. Given the various elements such as voice, Sonic was the perfect person. Since there was any place that wants to put out somewhere Sonic, I’m was just perfect. To Sega, so, I really do ask (laughs) So you guys.
Was good at working with SEGA, the fact that you gave me a good understanding that Sega are trying to do with us. But to understand the value of their characters, gave generously share their character. It was amazing. “Ah, Sonic! Are out,” Who Saw Sonic movie to talk about me me. I really appreciate that I put out about famous and iconic character Sonic. Thank you.
I: I I’m honored too. What surprised me the most was in the work we put into this movie, even though it was the first Sonic should use only one place, it is that there was quite add up to just before the screening. Is it a very flexible schedule filmmaking?
R: Yeah, it’s pretty normal though. I mean a kind of casting, I went to work I go to develop character till the last moment. I think there is a scene where Felix is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their game in the movie, and I want to give the body what famous character here (laughs). I decided that I was, “Let’s ask can I put Sega Sonic” So. He is said to someone, “Sonic I went out of the game Central Station Since when? While ago should still be installed on Game Central Station?’ll Have to come to the party” in the scene of this party and Then I’ve just. So I So you’ve answered me, “Sonic’s running so much so fast!’m Fast, I arrived over there” and (laughs).
I: I had a scene where Sonic drops the ring? I liked that scene very personally (laughs)
R: Oh, I just drop the ring in the game Central Station. That scene I wanted to be able to perfect as the game itself. Ring or flickering is dropped. People who I thought looked like! “The same as the game! Sonic wow”, I’m always asked for such a moment. It will be realistic as a character of the game, since it cool.
I: If there was a sequel to the movie, then do you have the Sega character you’d like to use in addition to Sonic?
R: I had been addicted to “Virtua Fighter” before, I wish I Dase sequel to that character. If you can please Mr. SEGA! (Laughs)
I: “Virtua Fighter” is an arcade game that I would be perfect for this movie in theater.
R: I think really fit. I have a passion for it and Dreamcast. I controller and game consoles that.Character of “Virtua Fighter” Among the ‘s a particular favorite. If there was a sequel then, want to give even more sonic. Want to make something bigger role in the story of Sonic. To his famous character, it wanted to spend more time in the story rather than a mere cameo. In the movie, Sonic … more
I: “Sonic The Movie”?
R: I hope, “Sonic The Movie” Oh yeah! (Laughs)
I: I thank word Sonic fan, SEGA fan at the end.
R: I want you to know to you first, do you feel it is that no matter how I appreciate that everyone was warm and sincere please accept this movie.And this is only the beginning. Is there still want to send to the world, is a great idea and story. I think that working with people like Mr. Iizuka in the future, and want to share a great movie and the fans also, let the other great characters in the movie and Sonic.
I: I busy schedule, you for your time, Thank you very much.
R: You’re welcome. It was really nice to meet you. I love your work. How did the idea of Sonicできるdoing? Where did the idea first start?
I: there ‘s a long story to it (laughs)
R: … long story and a long process, so it huh. Please tell us about it slowly next time (laughs)
Source: Sonic Channel