Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend — a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination
Director: Jeff Fowler
Box office: $306.7 million
Budget: 95 million USD
Key Cast Members
Los Angeles Premiere
When: Saturday 25th January 2020
Where: Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles
When: Thursday 30th January 2020
Where: Vue Westfield, London
The film returned to post-production in May 2019 following backlash from fans after the first trailer was released as many disliked Sonic’s look. By November 2019, a new poster and trailer was released to showcase the redesign of Sonic the Hedgehog and it received much appraise from fans alike.
Initially slated for a Thanksgiving 2019 release, Sonic the Hedgehog was delayed until Valentine’s Day weekend 2020 when the film went back into post-production.
The film pays homage to the video game in many ways. In the Transamerica Tower scene, Sonic does the the famous foot tap idle featured in the game and during the bar-fight, Sonic enjoys some chilli-dogs – in the game, Sonic is said to love chilli dogs!
Sonic the Hedgehog marks Jeff Fowler’s directorial debut.
Sony Pictures first acquired the rights to the film in 2014 but after putting the project in turnaround, Paramount Pictures obtained the rights.