Paramount Pictures is working on bringing the SEGA video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog to the big screen for the first time.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is teaming up with producer Neal H. Moritz (I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Am Legend, and The Fast and the Furious), Deadpool director Tim Miller, and Academy Award-nominated animated short director Jeff Fowler.
The film is set to be a mixture of live action and CGI. The SEGA game was originally released in 1991 and became one of the most successful game franchises selling over 350 million copies and downloads and spawning multiple animated series.
No production schedule or release date was shared.
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