For a video game character who’s as fast as they come, those looking to immortalise Sonic the Hedgehog in a movie have seemed rather sluggardly. But, the wheels are starting to move again.
Paramount are now continuing development on a movie based on SEGA’s blue blur, after Sony kind of dropped the ball on it.
There’s some serious Hollywood muscle behind it, too, with very appropriate producers on board in Fast and Furious producer Neal H. Moritz and Deadpool director Tim Miller, whose production company is called Blur Studio. A guy who works with Miller quite a bit, Jeff Fowler, is set to make his directorial debut.
Interestingly, The Hollywood Reporter have the movie down as being live action. While our mind can easily wander to possible casting choices for Sonic, we’re guessing that it will be done in a Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon kind of way. Speaking of mind-wandering, Rocket and Sonic could make for a formidable buddy flick…
Anyway, plot details are rather thin on the ground thus far, but we’d be surprised if the plot doesn’t involve Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) doing something nefarious, only to be thwarted by our heroic blue hedgehog.
Whatever, we can’t wait!
Meanwhile, the latest Sonic the Hedgehog game – Sonic Forces – is due for release on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this November 7.