Still shrouded in mystery, it would appear that the rights to the Sonic the Hedgehog live action film have been switched to Paramount Pictures after a project turnaround from Sony Entertainment.
The update comes according to a scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, revealing the changes coming to the movie based on the popular SEGA character and franchise. Although a different studio will be handling it, it seems that most of the previous staff already confirmed for the project will stay on board, including Neal H, Moritz as the producer, Tim Miller — director of the Deadpool movie — on as the executive producer, and Jeff Fowler as head director.
So far, details have been very light to non-existent on the rest of the production, however. While the prospect of a Sonic the Hedgehog feature film was originally announced back in 2014, the only detail put forth so far about its composition is that the movie will be a mix of live action and CG models — similar to the Smurfs series of films.
With the lack of information, the release date of the movie continues to be pushed back as well. Originally planned for a 2018 launch, it is believed that window has been delayed to 2019 instead.
Interestingly enough, back in 2012, a short animated film was made in connection with Sonic Unleashed and shown in theaters, titled “Sonic Unleashed – Night of the Werehog”. The footage for said movie can be viewed above.