Sonic The Hedgehog is a huge deal in video game terms. One of the major characters to emerge from the early 1990’s, Sega’s premier blue hedgehog has been crying out for a big screen adaptation for years now. Now it seems that the movie won’t be produced at Sony Entertainment, as previously stated, instead being helmed by Paramount Pictures.
THR reports that Paramount Pictures stepped in to produce the movie after Sony Entertainment put the movie into turnaround (aka, movie limbo). Paramount will be taking most of the team working on the movie along with the film, including Neal H. Moritz (Producer on the Fast & Furious movies) as well as Tim Miller (Deadpool).
Sony’s movie division is in all kinds of binds right now, with a number of projects struggling to get through to production, it’s no real surprise that the Sonic The Hedgehog movie has been thrown to another studio. It is surprising however in the sense that Sony would have likely been banking on the nostalgia around the franchise.
The Sonic The Hedgehog film was announced in 2016. The movie is reportedly going to be a mix of live-action and CGI, something that has us all kinds of worried. Don’t get us wrong, we’re sure that combination will eventually give rise to a solid video game movie – but Sonic The Hedgehog is an odd choice for a movie outing, as the character lacks a definitive story to draw from.
Arguably it’s the attempts to add a story to the franchise that has made the recent run of Sonic games feel awkward. There’s no doubt that the series can deliver solid outings, but typically these come when the gameplay is strong. Any Sonic movie would have to find a way to translate that excitement onto the screen, without boring audiences in the process.
Are you excited to see Paramount helming the Sonic The Hedgehog movie?