Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Actor Jim Carrey is in final negotiations to join James Marsden in the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie.
Jeff Fowler, who received an Oscar nomination for his 2005 animated short “Gopher Broke”, is helming the movie, which will blend live-action and Computer Generated elements. Neal H. Moritz is producing with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller executive producing, along with Toby Ascher, reports variety.com.
If all goes well, Carrey will play Robotnik, a mad scientist and Sonic’s archenemy.
Paramount Pictures has given “Sonic the Hedgehog” a release date of November 15, 2019.
The project, based on the Sega video game franchise, had been in the works at Sony Pictures studio, but the studio let its film rights lapse and Paramount picked up the project in October.
Sega launched the Sonic game in 1991 and has sold more than 360 million copies to date, including both packaged and digital games on consoles, tablets, and mobile.
The game features a blue hedgehog named Sonic whose peaceful life is often interrupted by Doctor Eggman, a mad scientist who is trying to conquer the world, and by Doctor Robotnik, another scientist who has imprisoned animals in robots and stolen magical Chaos Emeralds.