Sonic the Hedgehog Story, Cast, Trailer, Release.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Story

Sonic the Hedgehog is an upcoming comedy film based on the video game published by Sega. Jeff Fowler directed the film and this is the first film of his career as a director (in his feature directorial debut) The film story has been taken from a screenplay by Pat Casey and Josh Miller.

The film star cast James Marsden, Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik, and Ben Schwartz as the voice of the title character. Sonic collaborates with a small-town sheriff named Tom as he attempts to escape Dr. Robotnik and the government.

In 2013, Sony Pictures obtained 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 task in turnaround, Paramount Pictures obtained it in 2017, and the majority of the cast had signed on by August 2018. Shooting started between September and October 2018 in Ladysmith and Parksville, both on Vancouver Island and in Vancouver British Columbia Canada.

Initially, Sonic the Hedgehog was booked to be released in the United States on November 8, 2019, but after an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the first trailer, Paramount delayed the film to redesign Sonic, whose original design was highly criticized. The film redesign was shown in a new trailer that was well-received for its tone and humor, with Sonic's new appearance receiving particular praise.

The film debuted at the Paramount Theatre on January 25, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 14, 2020. The film blended mixed reviews from critics praising the cast performances, Sonic's design and its faithfulness to the source material but criticizing the plot.

Sonic the Hedgehog Cast

  • Ben Schwartz as the voice and the facial motion capture of Sonic: An anthropomorphic blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds and is on the run from Robotnik and the United States government.
  • Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik: A mad scientist and inventor who is after Sonic's super-speed powers for world conquest.
  • James Marsden as Tom Wachowski: The sheriff of Green Hills who wishes to join the SFPD. He befriends Sonic and aids him in his quest to stop Robotnik. Sonic refers to him as 'The Donut Lord'.
  • Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski: Tom's wife who later helps him and Sonic evade Robotnik. She is a veterinarian and referred to as 'The Pretzel Lady' by Sonic.
  • Lee Majdoub as Stone: A government agent who works closely with Robotnik.
  • Adam Pally as Wade Whipple: A police officer in Green Hills and Tom's friend.
  • Neal McDonough as Major Bennington: A soldier who holds a dislike to Robotnik.
  • Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl: A crazy man in Green Hills who refers to Sonic as 'The Blue Devil'.
  • Natasha Rothwell as Rachel: Maddie's sister
  • Debs Howard as New Girlfriend
  • Elfina Luk as Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Shannon Chan-Kent as Roundhouse Waitress

Additionally, Garry Chalk (who previously appeared in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog as Grounder and Sonic Underground as Robotnik respectively) appears as a US military officer. Riff Raff has been cast in an undisclosed role.

In the year 2018, it was reported that Paul Rudd was in talks for a lead role as Tom a cop who befriends Sonic and will likely team up to defeat Dr. Robotnik but was later denied and a day after it was declared that James Marsden was cast in an undisclosed role but later revealed to be Tom Wachowski.

In June 2018 Tika Sumpter was cast. For the role of villain Jim Carrey was cast to play the villain, Dr. Eggman was renamed to his original Western name of Dr. Robotnik. In 2018 Ben Schwartz joined as the voice of Sonic. After a few days, Adam Pally and Neal McDonough were cast. Debs Howard and Elfina Luk joined the cast the next November.

Yuji Naka ex-head of Sonic Team and lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog video game was initially supposed to appear as an extra but was forgotten during production

Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer

Sonic the Hedgehog Release Date

Sonic the Hedgehog was planned to be released sometime in 2018 by Sony Pictures Releasing under its Columbia Pictures label but in Feb 2018, shortly after taking over the rights Paramount Pictures rescheduled it to Nov 15, 2019.

The film was moved a week earlier to Nov 8, 2019, and following the announcement of the character's redesign in May 2019, director Jeff Fowler declared that the film would again be delayed for just one last time to Feb 14, 2020, to get "a little more time to make Sonic just right."

The redesign was later shown in a new trailer has been released worldwide on November 12, 2019. The film's world debut took place at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles on January 25, 2020.

Sonic the Hedgehog Music

In Feb 2019, Tom Holkenborg, who formerly worked as with executive producer Tim Miller on Deadpool, signed on to compose the score. It will be released close by the movie on February 14, 2020, in both digital and physical formats. Riff Raff who has a role in the film likewise shows up on the soundtrack.

An original song titled "Speed Me Up" by Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty, and Sueco the Child appears in the film's soundtrack; the single was publicly released on January 24 on Atlantic Records. The song "Friends" by Hyper Potions, which previously appeared as the opening theme of Sonic Mania, also appears during the film, along with arrangements of tracks from Masato Nakamura's score for the original Sonic the Hedgehog video game

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