Live-Action Sonic The Hedgehog Movie In Development
The video game character is coming to the big screen!
Sonic the Hedgehog Is Getting A Live-Action Movie!
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Deadpool director Tim Miller is teaming up with Paramount Pictures to produce a live-action film based on the video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. While Miller won't direct the film, he is producing and the studio has hired visual effects wizard Jeff Fowler. Tim Miller said of the director choice, "Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts. The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character." The film is written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller. This will be the first appearance of the character in live-action.
Sonic the Hedgehog was created by Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima with Sega in 1991. Since then he's appeared in countless video games, multiple animated series, and his own comic books too. The character is one of the most popular video game characters of all time and appeared in the animated film Wreck-It Ralph in 2012. The film will mark the first time the character has appeared in live-action. It's unclear how he will appear in the film, but most likely performance capture technology will be used.