Paramount Pictures have revealed the first look Sonic the Hedgehog from their upcoming CGI/live-action hybrid adaptation...kind of.
Striking a heroic silhouette pose, there’s not much to go on here except a rough look at what they’re going for with the design. Looks like they’re at least keeping some of the character’s original look, including his iconic spikes and red trainers.
Talking to @igndotcom, executive producer Tim Miller had this to say about adapting Sonic for the big screen:
“That was always Stage 1 of adapting it to what the real world is and what a real animal would be like,” executive producer Tim Miller (director of Deadpool) said of giving Sonic fur. “It would be weird and it would feel like he was running around nude if he was some sort of otter-like thing. It was always, for us, fur, and we never considered anything different. It’s part of what integrates him into the real world and makes him a real creature.”
Plot details are still pretty sketchy although IGN were able to find out that the film will find Sonic (Ben Schwartz mysteriously transported to our world where he strikes a friendship with Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) and finds himself at odds with the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey).
One of these days we’re going to have to get a video game movie that actually works and while I’m naturally skeptical about this one, if they get the design and the action right at least, there might be hope.