The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie is Racing to Paramount

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie is Racing to Paramount

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Sonic is a character who is versatile enough to work in any number of situations, and has a universal, dare we say it, Disney-esque appeal that many video game protagonists lack. The film was originally being made by Sony Entertainment, but after thing soured, it was picked up by Paramount Pictures. While Neal H. Moritz of Original Film and Deadpool director Tim Miller will be producing and executive producing the movie respectively, Jeff Fowler will be making his directorial debut.

The "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie will be a mix of CGI animation and live action.

Thanks to Crunchyroll user tglover157 for the tip! Fowler was the director of the 2005 Academy Award-nominated animated short film "Gopher Broke", which was produced by Miller. Miller is not directing the movie though as one has yet to be named.

It's been a huge trend within the last few years to adapt video games in to films. Sonic has had a comic book series and many cartoons, but never a feature length film. For Sega fans, your favourite hedgehog is coming to a big screen near you after Paramount Pictures nabbed the rights to Sonic the Hedgehog, the Hollywood Reporter wrote today. As if that wasn't enough, the game has recently taken a turn for the better (well, it was already pretty amazing) with their new release, Sonic Mania.

Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled for a 2019 release. 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.

  • Terrell Bush