After receiving intense backlash over the design for Sonic, the directors decided to delay the film’s release. Instead, Paramount redesigned the character and released a new trailer for the film.
Back in April, Paramount released the first trailer for its live-action movie for SEGA’s Sonic The Hedgehog. However, fans were extremely disturbed by the realistic and creepy features of Sonic.
Director Jeff Fowler then announced on Twitter that they will be making changes to the character’s design.
Furthermore, he also announced the new release date for the film from 8th November to 14th February 2020.
The redesign was done with the help of Tyson Hesse, the animation director for Sonic Mania. He is also the director of the Sonic Mania Adventures animated series. Hesse wrote on Twitter, “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.”
The official synopsis for the film reads: “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 film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Watch the full trailer below:
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