Everyone’s favorite Sega speedster, Sonic the Hedgehog, is heading to the big screen for the very first time, and casting for the film is finally starting to come together.
Back in May, it was revealed at Westworld star James Marsden had been tapped to star in the Paramount film. On Friday, news broke that none other than Jim Carrey is said to be in negotiations for the villainous role of Doctor Eggman Robotnik.
While the explicit details relating to the plot are not yet known, the film will follow the titular character, as well as his friends Tails and Knuckles, as they try to foil the evil Dr. Eggman Robotnik’s plans for world domination. The Sonic the Hedgehog film will be a mixture of live-action with CGI graphics based on the 1991 hit Sega video game.
Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most iconic and recognizable video game characters that has ever existed. Since its Sega debut in the 1990s, there have been many different version of the game released including a mobile version. The Sonic the Hedgehog series has surpassed 80 million physical copies sold and over 350 million additional units issued via software and mobile downloads. In addition to being a video game icon, Sonic has also been the subject of five television series over the course of the years.
The Sonic the Hedgehog film will be directed by Jeff Fowler. Neal Moritz, Mie Onishi, and Tim Miller have signed on as producers and the script is written by Josh Miller.
With the casting shaping up nicely, we’re really looking forward to seeing how this production continues to develop in the upcoming months.
Sonic the Hedgehog the movie is slated for release on November 15, 2019
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