Sonic the Hedgehog movie back in development

Lawrence Kim
October 3, 2017

Paramount Pictures have grabbed the rights for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Moritz will produce the project, bringing along an extensive resume of production credits that includes the "Fast and the Furious" franchise and 2007's "I Am Legend".

Interestingly, Deadpool director Tim Miller will executive produce the new Sonic movie (which was previously in the works at Sony before they let the rights go). The film was originally being made by Sony Entertainment, but after thing soured, it was picked up by Paramount Pictures. Deadpool director Tim Miller is attached to executive produce. The video game-turned-film will be directed by Miller's creative partner Jeff Fowler. 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 odd, will co-produce with The Darkness writer Dan Jevons.

For those unfamiliar with Sonic, he's a super-fast, blue hedgehog who, with the help of friends like Tails and Knuckles, races around various worlds collecting rings and freeing helpless woodland creatures from the clutches of the evil Dr. Robotnik. Sonic debuted in 1991 to give the Sega Genesis a mascot to rival Mario, and he has appeared in surprising number of games, TV series, and comics over the past 26 years. More than 360 million copies, including both packaged and digital games, have been sold on various platforms.

As of right now, the project is very much in the early stages of development, but here's to hoping it progresses as quickly as Sonic runs.

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