“Sonic the Hedgehog” Movie In the Works at Paramount With Tim Miller as EP

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Paramount Pictures has secured the feature film rights to the hugely successful SEGA video game franchise , the studio announced Monday. The project was previously in development at Sony, where producer is currently under a first-look deal.

However, Moritz recently signed an upcoming first-look deal with Paramount, and since he’s the one who convinced SEGA to fork over the rights in the first place, he’s taking it to his new home at Paramount once that deal goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

Moritz will produce the Sonic movie under his banner, whose will executive produce alongside Deadpool director . Meanwhile, and will serve as co-producers.

will make his feature directing debut on the film, having worked alongside Miller at the latter’s Blur Studio. Fowler previously wrote and directed the 2005 Oscar-nominated animated short Gopher Broke, which Miller executive produced.

Sonic the Hedgehog launched in 1991 and since then, Sonic has become a iconic video game character. More than 360 million copies of the game have been sold on various platforms. The film will be a combination of live action and CGI animation, and it’ll be the first time Sonic the Hedgehog has ever been adapted for the big screen.

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