Jeff Fowler to direct Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie

Jeff Fowler to direct Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie

It's been nearly a year since we posted about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

Paramount Pictures picked up the project after Sony Entertainment put the project at the backburner, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Moritz will serve as producer on the project.

Visually, the plan is to blend live-action and CG elements, which we can only assume means that Sonic will be a digital character in the real world.

Thanks to Crunchyroll user tglover157 for the tip! It's also important to note that this will be the first film directed by Jeff Fowler.

Sonic has starred in a number of animated shows in the past but is still mostly known as a video game character. There's a lot of goodwill towards Miller too, whose Deadpool remains one of the funniest takedowns of the superhero genre out there. Paramount plans on using a mixture of both CGI and live action to ensure that they can create a fast-paced, adrenaline experience.

That's right Paramount Pictures has nabbed the movie rights to the much-loved SEGA video game franchise. Here is hoping November's Sonic Forces is just as good. In its early versions as a 16-bit video game, Sonic ran around to collect rings and evade the villain, Dr. Edman, as with any typical arcade game.

The character's first title Sonic the Hedgehog was released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis.

Though the franchise has a diverse and wide range of cast members with potential to be included in the adaptation, Sonic games typically aren't well-known for their story elements, favoring gameplay over most other aspects.

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