Paramount Pictures has released a new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer. This one has been a long time coming and finally shows us the redesigned version of Sonic in action. Safe to say, fans are going to be much happier with the character’s look this time around. While the jury is still out on the movie overall, it’s on much more certain ground. Have a look.
As we can see, this version of the character looks far more faithful to what fans of the Sega video game franchise will be familiar with. He’s more stout. The eyes look right. And, perhaps most importantly, he doesn’t have those creepy teeth. The trailer itself looks to be rather lighthearted and fun. Lots of action and lots of slapstick gags. Jim Carrey, specifically, looks like he’s taken a trip right back to the 90s.
The movie is directed by Jeff Fowler, who makes his feature debut, working from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel. Ben Schwartz, who voices Sonic, took to Twitter to voice his appreciation for the love that fans have shown for the new design.
“The reaction to this trailer has made my soul smile. Thanks to everyone for all the kind words!!! So excited for everyone to see this movie!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!” Schwartz said. Elsewhere, lead designer Tyson Hesse also took to Twitter to express his gratitude and appreciation.
“Honored to have been brought in to lead the design on the new Movie Sonic. Working with Jeff and the modelers, riggers, texture/fur artists and animators in LA, London, and Vancouver was a thrill I’ll never forget,” Hesse said.
Here is the official synopsis for Sonic The Hedgehog.
“Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.”
The full cast includes James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, Neal McDonough as Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl and Ben Schwartz as Sonic. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk are also included in the ensemble.
The studio has also released a new poster, which we’ve included for you to check out below.
Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theaters on February 14, 2020.