Sonic the Hedgehog featurette highlights Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik
Ahead of its debut this Friday, Paramount Pictures has released a character featurette for director Jeff Fowler’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog, giving the spotlight to Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the evil genius Dr. Robotnik as Carrey discusses how he prepared for the role. Check out the video in the player below!
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The film was originally set to hit theaters this past weekend but after very negative reviews from audiences surrounding the design of the iconic character, Paramount delayed the release to February 14, 2020, with the goal of redesigning Sonic to better fit his look from the video games.
Written by Patrick Casey (Golan the Insatiable), Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) and Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox), the film follows Tom Wachowski, a cop in the rural town of Green Hills, who decides to help Sonic escape from the government looking to capture him. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler and executive produced by Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate).
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The cast for Sonic the Hedgehog includes Jim Carrey (Kidding) as Sonic’s rival, Doctor Robotnik/Eggman, James Marsden (Westworld) as Wachowski, a police officer who teams up with Sonic; Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) as Tom’s fellow police officer, Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), and Natasha Rothwell (Wonder Woman 1984). Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec) provides the voice for Sonic in the film.
Sonic the Hedgehog and his all-new look will hit theaters on Valentine’s Day.