Sonic the Hedgehog movie now at Paramount

Sonic the Hedgehog

Last year, Sega announced it was working on a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Sony Pictures. Now, the duo is racing ever closer to their first proper big screen appearance, as the long-in-development Sonic the Hedgehog movie is making new headway with Deadpool director Tim Miller on board as executive producer. He will instead serve as executive producer while Jeff Fowler will make his directorial debut. Toby Ascher, Dmitri Johnson, and Dan Jevons are attached to the film production as well. Moritz is also onboard to produce. What do you want to see from a Sonic film?

Although the massive worldwide appeal of video-games have raked in huge box-office numbers for movies like the Tomb Raider duology, Mortal Kombat and the Resident Evil series, the cinematic adaptations have never been able to match the source material's critical success. The project moves to Paramount after Sony Pictures recently put the project into "turnaround". The only answers out there at the moment is that the Sonic movie will blend live action acting and CGI animation.

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The film will look to capture Sonic's irreverent tone and spirit, reuniting him with some of the most revered and infamous characters of the franchise, including the evil Dr. Eggman.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has just entered pre-production, and has yet to receive an official release date. Sonic the Hedgehog's screenwriters are more prolific but their joint credits on titles like Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race don't fill me with optimism.

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