Release date: February 14, 2020 (United States)
Sonic the Hedgehog is an upcoming 2020 comedy adventure film based on the video game franchise of the same name by Sega. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler and written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, from a story by Casey and Miller.
Tom Wachowski, a San Francisco Police Department officer-turned-newly appointed Sheriff of Green Hills, Montana, journeys from Green Hills to San Francisco to assist Sonic, an extraterrestrial, anthropomorphic blue hedgehog who can run at incredible speeds and has insane powers that are wanted by villains from his world, in evading capture by the government after creating a massive power outage due to his powers, collecting his rings, and defeating the insane scientist Doctor Robotnik who intends to use his powers to rule the world.
|Directed by||Jeff Fowler|
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Sonic the Hedgehog
|Music by||Junkie XL|
|Cinematography||Stephen F. Windon|
|Edited by||Stacey Schroeder|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Former female student's arms found in Russian Professor's bag
A prominent Russian historian has admitted to murdering one of his former students after he was discovered in a St. Petersburg river with a backpack containing the woman's arms, according to his lawyer Alexander Pochuyev.
Police in St. Petersburg on Saturday arrested Professor Oleg Sokolov, 63 (a Napoleon expert who has received France’s Légion d’Honneur), on suspicion of murdering a former student after he was pulled out of the city’s Moika river with a backpack carrying the severed limbs, authorities said. They then searched Sokolov’s home, where they found the decapitated body of Anastasia Yeshchenko, 24, a former student at his university with whom he had co-authored a number of works. Russian media said he was drunk and fell into the river as he tried to dispose of body parts.
Sokolov’s lawyer told Interfax on Sunday morning that “He has admitted his guilt,” and confessed to the murder of his former student. "Sokolov acted under some sort of strong influence, for now, we can only make assumptions," Pochuyev said. Sokolov’s lawyer also added that he regretted what he had done and was now cooperating.
Prof Sokolov reportedly told police that he killed his lover during an argument and then sawed off her head, arms, and legs. He is said to have planned to get rid of the body before publicly committing suicide dressed as French statesman and military leader Napoleon Bonaparte.
The historian, who is recognized in Russia’s history community for re-enacting Napoleon-era battles, previously served a stint as a visiting professor at France's prestigious Sorbonne university. AFP reported, students named him as both a talented lecturer who spoke French and did impressions of Napoleon and as a “freak” who called his lover “Josephine” and asked to be addressed as “Sire”.
In May 2018, the Russian outlet Moskovsky Komsomolets issued an anonymous story by one of Sokolov’s students who sued the professor of beating and bullying her and torturing her with an iron ten years earlier. The girl reportedly said in a police statement in 2008, “When the iron warmed up, he brought it to my face, so that I could feel its heat coming from him, and began to abuse that it would disfigure me for the rest of my life”.