Jim Carrey to play villain Robotnik in "Sonic The Hedgehog." Sources said Carrey is negotiating to star in the Paramount film in the role of Robotnik, a villain in the live action/CGI adaptation of the hit Sega video game. Pic stars James Marsden and Tika Sumpter and is directed by Jeff Fowler. Neal Moritz, Mie Onishi and Tim Miller are producers. Pat Casey & Josh Miller wrote the script.
Billed as "the fastest thing alive," Sonic the Hedgehog was created and produced by Sega nearly thirty years ago. After over a quarter century as a gaming icon, Sega's "Sonic the Hedgehog" will finally get his due on the silver screen. Variety reported on Wednesday night that Paramount's planned "live-action/animation" hybrid film will star Westworld's James Marsden and be executive produced by Deadpool director Tim Miller. The yet-untitled picture is due for release on Nov. 15, 2019. Paramount secured the film rights to the game in 2017 and appointed director Jeff Fowler to helm the project.
The Sonic live-action hybrid movie is happening, whether you like it or not. Not only has Jim Carrey confirmed that he's playing the villainous Doctor Eggman Robotnik, the project has also found its lead voice actor. According to Variety, Parks and Rec actor Ben Schwartz will voice the speedy hedgehog. While he's probably most known for his role in the show, House of Lies and various comedy skits, Schwartz also has considerable experience in voice work. He served as voice consultant for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, lent his voice to BB-8 and a character in BoJack Horseman, currently plays Dewey in DuckTales and will soon be heard as Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Jim Carrey may play Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie. It appears that Jim Carrey is in talks with Paramount to play Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. According to Deadline, Jim Carrey may end up playing the villain Dr. Robotnik from the classic and much-loved Sonic the Hedgehog games in the new live-action film. Following the news that this Sonic the Hedgehog film adaptation will become some kind of cringeworthy buddy cop movie, the addition of Carrey here kind of makes sense. Admittedly, it's completely wrong as per the villain from the games but I don't think Hollywood has evolved far enough yet to quite realize that.
Video game icon, Sonic the Hedgehog, joins forces with his newfound human friend to try and stop Dr. Robotnik's plans for world domination. In a blue, furry flash, the first trailer of the live-action movie "Sonic the Hedgehog" finally arrived. On Tuesday, Paramount released the first look at what a real-world movie based on the beloved video game franchise from publisher Sega might look like. A screenshot of a tweet referencing the first trailer for the upcoming film'Sonic the Hedgehog,' based on the classic video game character. All the classic hallmarks of Sonic the Hedgehog are present, including his transformation into a blue ball, speeding down highways with jolts of electricity strong enough to knock out power across parts of the United States.