Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Speed Runs To Paramount Pictures

Sonic the Hedgehog has been running around for a while now for a movie to be made.

Sony Pictures previously had the rights to the video game character, but now Sonic has landed with Paramount Pictures. Can the movie finally get made?

As reported by Variety, Sony let the film rights for Sonic the Hedgehog expire so now the film is getting made by Paramount Pictures. Neal H. Moritz is producing the film under his 'Original Film' banner.

The executive producers include Toby Ascher and Deadpool's Tim Miller. Miller is not directing the movie though as one has yet to be named. Miller will be busy directing the sixth Terminator film which is due out in 2019.

The film will have a mix of live action and CGI. It could be similar to the Garfield movies where only some characters are animated into the real world.

This is the first time that the character will have his own movie. Sonic has had a comic book series and many cartoons, but never a feature length film.

Sonic is a super popular character second only to Nintendo's Mario. The only reason it's taking a long time for a movie to be made is the bad stigma around video game films.

Video game movies have yet to resonate with critics and fans. Many of them turn out reallty bad because they ignore the source material.

A Sonic the Hedgehog movie could do well as it should have a basic storyline of the character trying to save the forest critters from the evil Doctor Robotnik.

Hopefully the movie follows a basic outline and doesn't become too convuluted. Some Sonic video game storylines get complicated by adding too many characters into the mix.

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