Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Rights Race to Paramount Pictures

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Races to Paramount (Exclusive)

While Sonic the Hedgehog has made appearances outside of video games, including a line of comics, a 1996 animated movie and multiple animated TV shows, this film will mark the character's live action debut.

In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount recently managed to get the rights to the movie which was previously in development at Sony Entertainment. Miller's collaborator at Blur Studio, Jeff Fowler, is set to make his directorial debut with Sonic the Hedgehog. Toby Ascher of The Green Hornet will also produce, while noted video game producer Dmitri Johnson, who has had a hand in titles like We Happy Few and Life is odd, will co-produce with The Darkness writer Dan Jevons. Fowler will direct. Neal H. Moritz of the Fast & Furious movies is producing with Toby Ascher. After 26 years, it appears a live-action-ish Sonic movie will finally happen. The decision is understandable: the movie's production sounds like a gamble, as it does not devote itself fully to animation, which may pose problems; instead, it will work with both CGI and live actors. Hopefully it will look much better than the last time a video game based film tried to do this (I'm talking about you, Pixels).

Sonic the Hedgehog has sold more than 360 million copies on various platforms.

But despite his wide appeal and iconic status, one thing we have never seen: Sonic the Hedgehog in is a feature-length film.

Most of the team from Sony's Sonic plans are still in the mix with Paramount.

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