After some re-modeling, The Sonic the Hedgehog-movie is coming out this February. Take look behind the scenes and hear from the cast including Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz.
Sonic the Hedgehog is an upcoming adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise published by Sega. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Pat Casey and Josh Miller, and stars James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog. In the film, Sonic teams up with a small-town sheriff named Tom as he attempts to escape Dr. Robotnik and the government.
In 2013, Sony Pictures acquired the film rights to the franchise, and by 2014, had a movie adaptation in development. Fowler was hired to direct in 2016. After Sony put the project in turnaround, Paramount Pictures acquired it in 2017, and the majority of the cast had signed on by August 2018. Filming took place between July and October 2018 in Ladysmith and Parksville both on Vancouver Island, and in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is the first entry in a planned film series.
Sonic the Hedgehog was initially scheduled to be released in the United States on November 8, 2019, but was delayed to February 14, 2020 after an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the first trailer, which was released on April 30, 2019. Paramount delayed the film in order to redesign Sonic, whose original design drew the most criticism. The redesign was shown in a new trailer that was released worldwide on November 12, 2019. The trailer was well-received for its tone and humor with Sonic’s redesign receiving particular praise with many noting how similar it is to Sonic’s main design in the games.