Paramount Nabs The Movie Rights To 'Sonic The Hedgehog'

Paramount Nabs The Movie Rights To 'Sonic The Hedgehog'

But that all looks to change as Paramount has nabbed the rights to a Sonic film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The team, which partly consists of Deadpool director, Tim Miller, and I Am Legend producer, Neal H. Moritz, first began developing the movie under Sony Entertainment, who had acquired the rights back in 2013. Also executive producing will be Toby Ascher, while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons are to serve as co-producers. What do you want to see from a Sonic film?

How does one go about telling the story of a blue hedgehog that likes to run really fast on the big screen?

Now, let's set aside for a moment the usual concerns that video game movies are, frankly, quite often not any good at all.

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One of those films that has been on everyone's radar within the last two years has been the announcement of an untitled Sonic the Hedgehog adaptation. The film's director, Jeff Fowler's, IMDb page is light on credits.

However, it is a odd concept to blend computer graphics with live action, which often tends to look uncanny in films centering around both human and animal characters (such as the early 2000's Scooby Doo series and the many Alvin and the Chipmunks movies).

Paramount Pictures has taken on the "Sonic the Hedgehog" hybrid movie based on the popular video game character. This is especially true considering the fact that this movie is reportedly going to be part live-action and part CGI. The project moves to Paramount after Sony Pictures recently put the project into "turnaround".

Is it possible that Sonic the Hedgehog is the film that changes video game movies forever?

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