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Sonic the Hedgehog (film) 2020

This article is about the 2020 film. For the 1996 animated feature, see Sonic the Hedgehog (OVA).
Sonic the Hedgehog is an upcoming adventure film based on the video game franchise of the same name by Sega. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, from a story by Casey and Miller. It stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of the title character and Jim Carrey as Sonic's nemesis Doctor Robotnik, alongside James Marsden and Tika Sumpter. In the film, a small-town sheriff assists Sonic as he attempts to escape the government.

In 2013, Sony Pictures acquired the film rights to the Sonic franchise, and by 2014 had an adaptation in development. Fowler was hired to direct in 2016. After Sony put the project in turnaround, Paramount Pictures acquired it in 2017, and the majority of the cast had signed on by August 2018. Filming took place between July and October 2018 in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island, and in Vancouver.
Sonic the Hedgehog was originally scheduled for release on November 8, 2019. However, after negative reaction to Sonic's design in the first trailer, which was released on April 30, Paramount delayed the film to February 14, 2020, pledging to redesign Sonic.

A cop in the rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.
Director: Jeff Fowler
Writers: Josh Miller (screenplay by), Patrick Casey (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
Stars: Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough


In February 2019, Junkie XL, who previously worked with executive producer Tim Miller on Deadpool, signed on to compose the score. Riff Raff, who has a role in the film, will also appear on the soundtrack.


Sonic the Hedgehog was initially scheduled for 2018 by Columbia Pictures; however in February 2018, Paramount Pictures rescheduled it to November 15, 2019. The film was later moved up a week earlier to November 8, 2019. Following the announcement of the character's redesign in May 2019, director Jeff Fowler announced that the film would again be delayed, this time to February 14, 2020, in order to "make Sonic just right."