The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie is Racing to Paramount

Moritz is producing the film under his "Original Film" banner.

The planned live-action/CGI animated Sonic the Hedgehog film has jumped to Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Miller and his Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler will develop the project, on which Fowler will make his feature directorial debut.

It's great to see big names like Deadpool director Tim Miller and Neal H. Moritz attached to the project. Also executive producing is Toby Ascher, while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers.

The new movie will apparently blend live-action and CGI elements. There's a lot of goodwill towards Miller too, whose Deadpool remains one of the funniest takedowns of the superhero genre out there.

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. Paramount has nabbed the rights to Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends, and a new movie is officially in development. 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. It's a move that will prove to be controversial with fans since a property like Sonic the Hedgehog feels more at home with animation.

The upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie is now in the works at Paramount Pictures.

  • Jacqueline Ellis