Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Still In The Works


According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount recently managed to get the rights to the movie which was previously in development at Sony Entertainment. Toby Ascher will also serve as an executive producer. Hopefully, the film won't have the typical fish out of water story that has plagued similar premises and merely has a live-action Eggman taking on CGI Sonic. Playful, mischievous, and quick on his feet in more ways than one, the world's fastest hedgehog is known for his ability to move at supersonic speed to protect his friends from their enemies. But there has yet to be a really great video game movie, and this will most likely be at best a paint-by-the-numbers children's film rather than anything remotely interesting.

First released in 1991 by SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog has become a staple in the video gaming world as well as being the mascot for SEGA, rivalling that of Mario and Nintendo.

From a script by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller and directed by Jeff Fowler, Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog film hasn't been given a release date. Now, Paramount Pictures has grabbed the rights to the film.

The franchise, however, developed more games that offered backstories to the characters, thus creating a mythology to Sonic the Hedgehog.

The plan calls for the movie to be a blend of CG animation and live-action, and will be the first feature film to be made starring the popular SEGA game character.