The weird blue creature gets his own movie with Sonic the Hedgehog opening in theaters on November 8, 2019. (Doesn’t this seem more like a summer-type film?) Hollywood’s delving back into the video game genre – a genre that’s spawned more box office busts than hits – with this and Pokemon, although Pokemon will beat this film to the box office punch by 6+ months.
The new trailer, poster and photos showcase the CGI Sonic both in action and interacting with flesh and blood characters. James Marsden, no stranger to working opposite bizarre CGI animals (Hop), is recruited as Sonic’s wingman and partner in helping to save the Earth. Jim Carrey in full twirling mustache mode plays the film’s major villain, Dr. Robotnik.
The cast also includes Tika Sumpter (The Haves and the Have Nots), Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), Neal McDonough (Project Blue Book), and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project). Ben Schwartz (DuckTales) provides the voice of Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog was directed by first-time feature film director Jeff Fowler. Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel wrote the screenplay based on a story by Casey and Miller. Neal H. Moritz, Toru Nakahara and Takeshi Ito produced the action comedy. Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, Masanao Maeda, Toby Ascher, Nan Morales, and Tim Miller served as executive producers.
“Sonic the Hedgehog” is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.”