Action Sonic the Hedgehog movie moves to Paramount

Action Sonic the Hedgehog movie moves to Paramount

Action Sonic the Hedgehog movie moves to Paramount

Nevertheless, it looks like we could be getting a new Sonic the Hedgehog movie in the near future since Paramount Pictures has recently scored the rights to the movie. Hell, even when it comes to games, Sonic's recent outings have ranged from pleasantly surprising (Sonic Mania) to disastrous (Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric). The video game-turned-film will be directed by Miller's creative partner Jeff Fowler. The Sonic video games were never about big stories or plot twists, as they focused on fast-action gameplay and entertaining visuals. Sonic works as a video game character, and as a cartoon sometimes; he does not work as a giant, anthropomorphic CGI movie character. This is the first time that the character will have his own movie. Fowler does have some credibility, directing the Academy Award-nominated Gopher Broke, an animated short that Miller produced.

The series to date has sole more than 360 million copies across various gaming platforms. In fact there have been many instances in which fans have been left massively disappointed, but it hasn't stopped movie studios from trying. It's worth noting that Assassin's Creed, a series known for its deep mythology and intricate characters, fared far worse than The Angry Birds Movie, which is based on a series that is essentially plotless.

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The plan is to make a film that blends live-action shots with computer-generated imagery to bring Sonic and his friends to the real world, while maintaining their digital appearance. Considering that we've seen successful adaptations of The Brady Bunch, Pirates of the Caribbean, and 21 Jump Street, an enjoyable (and profitable) Sonic the Hedgehog movie sounds doable.

The upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie hit a bit of a bumper today when Sony let their film rights expire.

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