Sonic the Hedgehog will be made into a live-action/animation hybrid movie and Paramount has been searching for a lead. The rumors have been flying around on who it would be and it looks like they have found their man, as Westworld's James Marsden will star in the adaptation of the classic video game.
Paramount landed the film rights to the classic game back in 2017. They have tapped Jeff Fowler to direct.
Neal H. Moritz recently signed a first-look deal with Paramount and he will be producing the Sonic the Hedgehog movie under his Original Film banner. We will also see Deadpool director Tim Miller serving as executive producer, as well as Toby Ascher. Co-producers will be Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons.
Of course, the Sonic the Hedgehog game was first launched by Sega back in 1991. The classic game has sold more than 360 million copies to date, which includes both packaged and digital games on consoles, tablets and mobile. Needless to say, the Sonic game is beyond popular!
That's why Paramount wanted the film rights to the game, which features a hedgehog named Sonic. He is on a quest to defeat Doctor Robotnik, a scientist who has imprisoned animals in robots and stolen magical Chaos Emeralds.
Sonic the Hedgehog movie is set to hit theaters on Nov. 15, 2019. This will be the first time that Sonic has been adapted for the big screen, so the pressure is on!