As I suggested before...
start small, then think big!
Do a simple but nice puzzle game, the Super Nintendo has hundreds of Japanese Puzzle games that never saw the light of day in Europe.
If you can inspire people to produce a puzzle game and see it through, then that is good, but I think until you do it, people will steer clear of something like Sonic. Its a lot of work, assuming everyone stays the course.
Try doing a Jap puzzle game, that way you will know for sure whos going to help, and who thinks they can help!