Sonic the Hedgehog has found himself a new home.
After previously being in development at Sony, a film based on the popular video game franchise is now in the works at Paramount, EW has confirmed.
News broke last October that Deadpool director Tim Miller, Fast & Furious producer Neal H. Moritz, and filmmaker Jeff Fowler were bringing Sonic to the big screen for Sony. Now, a year later, the project, which will blend live action and CGI animation, has landed at Paramount with all the key figures staying in place. Miller and Moritz will produce, while Fowler makes his full-length directorial debut.
Should it come to fruition, this would mark the debut film appearance for Sega’s iconic video game character. First released in 1991, the Sonic games have sold more than 360 million copies on various platforms.
The Hollywood Reporter first shared the news.