According to Variety, Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy confirmed on Thursday that they have started off development on a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog.

The sequel would reteam the filmmakers, with Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara are producing the pic, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, and Tim Miller are executive producing. The movie is still in the development stage so filmmakers have to take decisions regarding casting or a production start date.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America;

Based on the popular video game franchise from Sega, the first film, released in February of this year, tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) and his new best friend Tom (played by James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) as he plots world domination. The family-friendly pic also stars Tika Sumpter.

Released in theaters in February, Sonic the Hedgehog grossed over $58 million domestically in its opening weekend to become the best domestic opening for a video game property on the big screen to date.

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