First Look at 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Live-Action Film
By Scott Baumgartner
Courtesy of Sega
Sonic the Hedgehog is about to sprint back into your life!
On Monday, IGN released a “motion poster” showcasing how the classic video game hero is going to appear in the upcoming live-action adaptation.
In the ever-so-brief clip, the prickly blue critter is shown doing what he does best — scurrying about collecting gold rings!
When he finally comes to a stop, all fans get is a peek at his distinctive silhouette, showcasing his immediately recognizable tufts of blue quills, his pointy ears and his bright red sneakers.
A live-action film centered on the lightning-fast spiny mammal has been in various stages of development nearly since the hit video game arrived in 1991. But, now it’s finally coming to fruition.
Here’s the basic synopsis: A small-town sheriff named Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) heads to San Francisco where he finds himself assisting Sonic (voiced by Parks & Recreation alum Ben Schwartz) as he combats Dr. Robotnik (played by Jim Carrey), a demented scientist bent on world domination.