Paramount Pictures and SEGA have reached an agreement which sees the movie company secure the rights for a Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The change in ownership of the movie rights comes after Sony Entertainment made a u-turn and relinquished the rights.
The news comes according to Hollywood Reporter who put most of the original team that worked on it at Sony in positions on the movie at Paramount. Neal H. Moritz remains behind producing the project and will be joined by Deadpool director Tim Miller as executive producer with Jeff Fowler directing. The executive producing team is bolstered by Toby Ascher, with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons rounding out the production team as co-producers.
Paramount Pictures plans to blend live action and CGI animation to bring the speedy blue guy to life.