Published: Thu, October 05, 2017
Tech | By Constance Martin

Paramount Secures Rights to Sonic the Hedgehog Film

Paramount Secures Rights to Sonic the Hedgehog Film

"21 Jump Street" and "Prison Break" producer Neal H. Moritz and "Deadpool" director Tim Miller will look to answer this question. Toby Ascher, Dmitri Johnson, and Dan Jevons are attached to the film production as well. Moritz is producing the film under his "Original Film" banner.

Are you excited about the prospect of seeing Sonic and friends on the big screen? But there has yet to be a really great video game movie, and this will most likely be at best a paint-by-the-numbers children's film rather than anything remotely interesting.

Sonic the Hedgehog games first hit shelves in 1999 and have since sold more than 360 million copies, including both packaged and digital games.

First released in 1991, the Sonic the Hedgehog game series was responsible for putting Sega on the map. The film was originally being made by Sony Entertainment, but after thing soured, it was picked up by Paramount Pictures. Sonic's chief rival, Mario, may have received a live-action movie in 1993 but Sega's red shoed "dude with a tude" is still tapping his feet waiting for his time in the Hollywood spotlight.

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The plan for the film is reportedly to blend live-action and CG elements, which likely means that Sonic will be a CGI character in the real world.

Miller has praised Fowler, calling him "an incredible director with strong story instincts".

Not much else is known about the Sonic the Hedgehog film at this point.

No release date for Sonic the Hedgehog has been announced.

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