Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog Races Towards the Big Screen

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The long-gestating Sonic The Hedgehog movie has an updated release date attached to it.

Paramount Pictures has put down 15th November 2019 for the release, as reported by Variety.

This announcement means the movie misses the initial 2018 release date, but Paramount seems more confident this time around.

Paramount secured the rights to make a movie based on the beloved video game character back in October, prior to which, Sony had been developing a movie with Deadpool director Tim Miller on-board. Of course, that project failed to come to fruition, and Paramount was able to swoop in as soon as the rights to the franchise had lapsed. Whilst Miller is no longer directing, he will act as an executive producer alongside Neal H. Moritz.

Jeff Fowler is also set to make his directorial debut with the movie, and Miller praised Fowler upon the deal being struck, stating him as being “an incredible director with strong story instincts.”

Patrick Casey and Josh Miller have written the screenplay.

There are currently no names attached to star in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, but we do know that it will feature equal parts live-action sequences and CGI, and will mark the first feature film starring everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog.

-James, 26/02/2018

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