‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Trailer: The Sega Speedster Takes on Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik

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The first trailer has arrived for Sonic the Hedgehog, the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Sega videogame franchise.

Sigh. Let’s hope the film’s better than this trailer suggests. Perhaps this writer is being a little harsh, but you can see for yourself below. There’s a bit of questionable CG with a bland-looking Sonic, some meh comedy, and Jim Carrey trying his best to spark up the proceedings by doing his old-school thing. You never know… this could be surprisingly fun.

Ben Schwartz voices Sonic, James Marsden plays Sonic’s human best friend, Tom Wachowski, and Carrey is the villainous Dr. Robotnik, who’s after world domination of course. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler, who earned an Oscar nomination for the CG-animated short Gopher Broke. Tim Miller’s Blur Studio is one of the film’s production companies, and Miller (who directed Deadpool) is attached as executive producer.

We’ll see what transpires here. It’s a while away: Sonic the Hedgehog opens in the US on November 8 and arrives in Australia on January 9, 2020.

Official synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog:

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centres 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 (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures


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