'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Races to Paramount

Oct 05, 2017, 00:18
'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Races to Paramount

"Deadpool" director Tim Miller is executive producing along with Miller's Blu Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler handling directing duties. Toby Ascher, Dmitri Johnson, and Dan Jevons are attached to the film production as well.

Producer Neal H. Moritz (22 Jump Street) was overseeing The Sonic Movie (listed on IMDb as Sonic the Hedgehog) when he worked at Sony. Before you get any ideas, this won't be the R-rated version of Sonic. Playful, mischievous, and quick on his feet in more ways than one, the world's fastest hedgehog is known for his ability to move at supersonic speed to protect his friends from their enemies. The only reason it's taking a long time for a movie to be made is the bad stigma around video game films.

The Sonic the Hedgehog video game was first released by SEGA in 1991, since selling more than 360 million copies on various consoles.

Housed at Paramount, the film has transitioned from its original placement at Sony.

As of right now, the project is very much in the early stages of development, but here's to hoping it progresses as quickly as Sonic runs.

The franchise, however, developed more games that offered backstories to the characters, thus creating a mythology to Sonic the Hedgehog.

Paramount said it plans on making a movie that will blend live action and CGI animation as it brings Sonic to the big screen for the first time, the Hollywood Reporter wrote.

It has been roughly a year since a live-action adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog was announced to be in the works.