Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Speed Runs To Paramount Pictures

According to Hollywood Reporter, most of the team that was developing the Sonic film at Sony remains.

As reported by Variety, Sony let the film rights for Sonic the Hedgehog expire so now the film is getting made by Paramount Pictures. Toby Ascher will also serve as an executive producer.

Paramount plans on bringing the Sonic movie to life by blending live-action with CGI animation (kind of like the live-action Death Note).

A hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature, the movie will be written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller and produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner, along with Marza Animation Planet's Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi.

I'd like to think Miller, who was very key in the success of Deadpool. might be able to interject some life into a Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Since his debut, he's been in countless games, comics, cartoons and had his likeness slapped on just about every bit of merchandise you can imagine.

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 game was first released by SEGA in 1991, with the character becoming one of the world's biggest gaming icons. 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.

  • Jacqueline Ellis