Sonic the Hedgehog feature finds new life at Paramount

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Paramount Pictures is set to capitalize on all your childhood nostalgia with an upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

The team, which partly consists of Deadpool director, Tim Miller, and I Am Legend producer, Neal H. Moritz, first began developing the movie under Sony Entertainment, who had acquired the rights back in 2013. With the shift to Paramount, most of the original names attached to the project are still tagging along for the ride.

In addition to Miller, who is executive producing, and Moritz, Jeff Fowler (who worked in animation research and development on the Where The Wild Things Are adaptation) is currently slated to direct. If the Sonic project moves forward as expected, it will be his feature debut as a director.

First released in 1991, the Sonic the Hedgehog game series was responsible for putting Sega on the map. It continues to stand as one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time.

Sonic the Hedgehog was initially confirmed as a live-action/computer animated hybrid film in 2014. Even though Paramount is at the helm now, it doesn't seem as though that aspect of the film is going to change. Although the movie was originally scheduled for a 2019 release, it's unclear if the studio will be able to adhere to that same timeframe, or if Sonic will have to speed his way into theaters at a later date.

Are you a fan of the Sonic game series? How well do you think it will translate to the big screen?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)