You probably have played Sonic the Hedgehog game, which is a popular video franchise owned by Sega. Well, the good news is there is an upcoming adventure comedy film featuring this game on Valentines’ 2020. Let’s have a look at the comedy film in detail.
The movie is plotted around a blue human-like hedgehog that comes from a different world. Sonic escapes from his world after a malicious attempt to harness his super-speed power. The sonic creates a power surge while running past the Pacific Northwest, which prompts the government to hunt him down. Government officials hire Robotnik to hunt him down, who becomes obsessed with tracking sonic down and dominate the world using his power.
However, an ex-SFPD officer known as Tom Wachowski meets with Sonic and helps him avoid the capture by helping him collect his ring and stop Robotnik from his evil intentions.
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Jeff Fowler is the director of this movie, and Tim Miller takes on the production. Tim Miller is known for the production of Deadpool. Initially, Sony Pictures Entertainment had the right to produce and distribute it until they decided to put it on a turnaround. As a result, Paramount Pictures took over the rights, but the production team remained the same.
Its Filming took place between 24th July 2018 to 16th October 2018. Principal photography took place in Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and Ladysmith while the post-production was taken in New York.
The movie will be casting a couple of significant actors who have been involved in the production of other films. Here is a list of common actors that are featured in Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Ben Schwartz takes the role of sonic the hedgehog and its facial motion capture
- Jim Carrey carries the role of Dr. Ivo Robotnik whose primary mission is to seek Sonic to dominate the world using his super-speed powers
- James Marsden takes up the role of Wachowski. A former officer who befriends Sonic and helps him in the mission of stopping Robotnik
- Tika Sumpter takes the role of Maddie Wachowski who is the wife to Wachowski
- Adam Pally takes up the part of Billy Robb who is a colleague of Wachowski
- Neal McDonough takes up the part of Major Bennington
- Frank C. Turner takes up the role of Crazy Care
One of the significant development that this movie has gone through is the change of distribution from Sony Pictures Entertainment to Paramount Pictures. This development occurred on 2nd October 2017 when Paramount announced their acquisition of the film’s right to produce and distribute.
Another significant development would be the change of visual effect, specifically with Sonic. The original effect had a human-like physique with separate eyes, fur, and running sneakers. However, this effect was not politely received by fans, which led to redesigning. In the new effect, Sonic was given larger eyes, which are differently colored. Also, he was given new sneakers, a less human-like physique, and white gloves, which resembles the design provided in the games. The changes can be found between the initial trailer release and the new one.
The attempt to change the visual effects plays a significant role in delaying the movie from its initial release date until 14th February 2020. It is also the reason behind the increase in the budget from the initial $ 90 million to $ 95 million.
Tom Holkenborg, who worked with Tim Miller in the production of Deadpool, took over the role of music composure. Riff Raff is also part of the soundtrack besides being part of the casting team. Another significant song that has been featured in the movie includes the “Speed Me Up” track sang by Lil Yachty, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign. Sueco, the Child, will also appear on the soundtrack, despite its release on 24th January 2020.
As the movie is expected to be released on 14th of February, its fans have a lot of expectations. It will be released alongside The Photograph and Fantasy Island and its release is expected to meet a gross of $ $41- $47 million within the first four days after its release.
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