Paramount Gets The Movie Rights To 'Sonic The Hedgehog'

Sonic the Hedgehog

It looks like Paramount Pictures is moving forward with a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film.

Interestingly, Deadpool director Tim Miller will executive produce the new Sonic movie (which was previously in the works at Sony before they let the rights go). Also executive producing will be Toby Ascher, while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons are to serve as co-producers. So, fans of the Blue Blur were naturally excited when Sony Entertainment announced his big-screen debut, only to be disappointed when it never came to fruition. It continues to stand as one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time. Fowler was the director of the 2005 Academy Award-nominated animated short film "Gopher Broke", which was produced by Miller.

The character's first title Sonic the Hedgehog was released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. From 2014's Need for Speed to 2016's Assassin's Creed, and even the upcoming 2018 films Tomb Raider and Rampage, we've seen a rise in filmmakers tapping into the video game market for movie ideas.

The movie won't be purely live-action as some elements will have CGI animation.

Sonic the Hedgehog has sold more than 360 million copies on various platforms. Now, Paramount Pictures has grabbed the rights to the film.

The popular Sega video game franchise "Sonic the Hedgehog" will forge ahead with its live-action treatment from Paramount.

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.

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