'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie rights nabbed by Paramount Pictures

Laverne Mann
October 5, 2017

"Sonic the Hedgehog" is one of the most recognizable icons in the video game industry, as titles from the franchise go way back to 1991.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has secured the film rights to the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie adaptation. Miller and his Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler will develop the project, on which Fowler will make his feature directorial debut.

Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.

From what we've seen, video games that are adapted into movies rarely do well. Even celebrated directors such as Duncan Jones (Warcraft) and Justin Kurzel (Assassin's Creed) have failed to incorporate the subjective storytelling of games into their movies.

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The film will have a mix of live action and CGI.

[The] Pic will focus on Sonic's rivalry with characters from the video game, including his evil nemesis Dr. Eggman. The Sonic video games were never about big stories or plot twists, as they focused on fast-action gameplay and entertaining visuals.

It's been nearly a year since we posted about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. I don't know much about Fowler, whose biggest credit is the 2005 Oscar-nominated animated short Gopher Broke that he wrote and directed.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has just entered pre-production, and has yet to receive an official release date. More than 360 million copies of the game have been sold on various formats around the world, and continue to delight to this very day.

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