Sonic the Hedgehog speeds into Paramount

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film adaptation of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has transferred to Paramount.

The project was originally developed by Sony, who cancelled development for financial reasons.

The above-the-line creatives are remaining the same.

Neal H. Morris is producing with his studio Original Film.

Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler of Blue Studio are executive producing and directing, respectively.

This will be Fowler’s feature directing debut.

Toby Ascher is also executive producing. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons are co-producing.

Paramount’s plan is to make a live-action film with Sonic the Hedgehog characters rendered using CGI.

The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise launched with Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) and was rebooted with Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).