IGN has debuted the motion poster for Paramount Pictures‘ upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, coming to theaters on November 8, 2019. Directed by Jeff Fowler, the big screen adaptation will star James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Natasha Rothwell, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally and Jim Carrey.
Ben Schwartz will provide the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog. Jim Carrey (Kidding) will play the villain Dr. Ivo Robotnik (aka Doctor Eggman) in the adaptation of the SEGA video game series.
Planned for a worldwide release showcasing both live-action and CG animation elements, the feature film will be the first time Sonic has been adapted for the big screen. Developing the project since its inception as a producer as well as a production house, MARZA Animation Planet Co., Ltd., owned by SEGA Group, will be joined by an assembly of high-profile talent.
Fowler is directing the Sonic the Hedgehog movie from a script by Josh Miller. Producing are Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious films), Toru Nakahara, and Takeshi Ito. The co-producers are Dmitri Johnson and Dan Evans, and the executive producers are Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, Masanao Maeda, Nan Morales, Toby Ascher, and Tim Miller.
Sonic the Hedgehog was first seen in 1991 on the SEGA Genesis. Since then, the character was inducted into the “World Video Game Hall of Fame” in 2016 at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. Most recently, the popular franchise has seen two new hit releases in 2017, Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC). Total sales of the series including both packaged and digital downloads count over 360 million units.