A Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Is In The Works

Paramount has acquired movie rights to the popular video game franchise Sonic The Hedgehog. Variety was first to report the exciting news.

Neil H. Moritz is set to produce, while Jeff Fowler is set to direct, making his directorial debut.  Toby Ascher will executive produce while Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers.

Though it hasn’t been confirmed, the upcoming film seems like it will center around Sonic and his pals Tails and Knuckles, as they collect items and points while trying to stop the global domination plans of Doctor Eggman Robotnik.  it will also be a mix of live action and CGI animation.


The game was first released by SEGA in 1991, with the character becoming one of the world’s biggest gaming icons. More than 360 million copies, including both packaged and digital games, have been sold on various platforms.

No release date has been announced, and no word on who will voice characters.  Stay tuned for more updates!

While waiting, you can get your Sonic fix by playing Sonic Mania, and Sonic Forces when it’s released November 7th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Parish Hodges
Parish Hodges
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