FILM PLANS GATHER PACE?
For years there have been on-again-off-again plans to produce a big budget Sonic The Hedgehog movie. The peak of Sonic’s popularity was arguably 20 years ago, but it’s only now that plans are coming together that may see Sega’s most iconic character get a proper film.
And Jim Carrey is now attached to the project, purportedly in line to play the baddie Dr Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik. Unlike Sonic, Carrey’s Robotnik will be live action as opposed to being a CGI creation.
Once his deal is finalised, Carrey will join a cast that so far consists of James Marsden and Tika Sumpter.
Carrey has been off-the-boil for a while, so Sonic the Hedgehog is a great opportunity for him to re-harness the manic energy that he displayed in films like Ace Ventura, The Mask and The Grinch.
No plot details have been officially revealed yet, so we’ve no idea whether the story will be set within Sonic’s world, or if there will be a Smurfs-esque scenario where the hedgehog is part of our reality.
The movie will be directed by first-timer Jeff Fowler, while Deadpool’s Tim Miller and Neal H Moritz from the Fast and the Furious franchise are attached as producers.
You may have last encountered Sonic in the mid-90s on the Mega Drive, but he’s been running ever since, across multiple comics, video games and cartoons, and you can expect the film in
Jim Carrey, who played The Grinch in the movie adaptation in 2000, has been tipped for the role of Sonic The Hedgehog’s nemesis Dr Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik