The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is now set up at Paramount.
Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to a Sonic movie after Sony Entertainment called it a day with the project and placed it into turnaround.
THR is reporting that producer Neal H. Moritz will be behind the project under his Original Film banner, which has a first look deal with the Paramount. A number of the key players that were on board at Sony will remain, including Deadpool helmer Tim Miller as executve producer.
Making his feature directorial debut with the Sonic picture is Jeff Fowler, a longtime collaborator of Miller’s at Blur Studio. Fowler directed a 2004 animated short film for Blur titled Gopher Broke, and we’ve included it below for you to check out.
The details of this video game adaptation are being kept under wraps, although it is known that the movie will be mix of CGI animation and live action.
Sonic the Hedgehog essentially follows the titular speedy hedgehog and his buddies, including Knuckles and Tails, as they collect items and try to stop Doctor Eggman Robotnik from achieving his plan of world domination. Over 360 million copies of the various Sonic games have been sold, and the brand has extended to comics, toys, animated series, and more.
Take a look at Fowler’s 2004 short, Gopher Broke: