Sonic film shifts from Sony Pictures to Paramount

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Races to Paramount (Exclusive)

Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to one of video games' most iconic characters. Toby Ascher of The Green Hornet will also produce, while noted video game producer Dmitri Johnson, who has had a hand in titles like We Happy Few and Life is unusual, will co-produce with The Darkness writer Dan Jevons.

It's great to see big names like Deadpool director Tim Miller and Neal H. Moritz attached to the project.

And few things kill any possible optimism for a Sonic film than "live-action/CGI hybrid". So, fans of the Blue Blur were naturally excited when Sony Entertainment announced his big-screen debut, only to be disappointed when it never came to fruition.




When it comes to classic video games, Sonic the Hedgehog really takes the biscuit (or the golden rings).

The upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie hit a bit of a bumper today when Sony let their film rights expire.

The movie won't be purely live-action as some elements will have CGI animation. Fowler was the director of the 2005 Academy Award-nominated animated short film "Gopher Broke", which was produced by Miller. In fact, the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog comic holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running comic book series that's based on a video game. 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. Later games in the franchise added a little more story and mythology to Sonic's background, as well as additional characters like Knuckles and Shadow.

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