Back in 2014, it was announced that the iconic video game series Sonic the Hedgehog would be getting a film adaptation. News just released today that Paramount Pictures has newly secured the rights to produce the film, which was previously going to be made by Sony Pictures.
Neil Moritz, producer of I Am Legend and several Fast and Furious films will be producing along with Takesi Ito, producer of Sonic: Night of the Werehog.
The last big Sonic news came when Deadpool director Tim Miller signed on to executive produce the film. The director is Jeff Fowler, who has experience as an animator on several short films and Where the Wild Things Are.
As of yet, there’s not information on what the film’s story could be, which could be anything from Sonic’s 26-year history. The studio has hinted, however, that the film will not be fully animated, and will instead be a blend of CGI and live action. That said, it’s safe to assume that the show will be unrelated to the current Sonic Boom series, which airs on Cartoon Network.
Sonic the Hedgehog has changed a lot in the last few years, so Paramount has a ton of options for how to approach the new film, which is projected to release in 2019. What are you hoping to see in Sonic’s first movie? Let us know in the comments!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter