Paramount Pictures has scored the film rights to the “Sonic the Hedgehog” game franchise with plans to turn the popular SEGA title into a theatrical feature release.
The project, which will blend live action and CGI animation, was previously setup at Sony Entertainment who put it into turnaround with Paramount snapping it up. Much of the same creative team remains including Neal M. Moritz and “Deadpool” director Tim Miller as producers.
The games center on Sonic and his friends, such as Tails and Knuckles, who run around collecting items and points as they attempt to foil the global domination plans of Doctor Eggman Robotnik.
More than 360 million copies, including both packaged and digital games, have been sold on various platforms. Blur Studio’s Jeff Fowler will make his feature directorial debut on the film.