George Evangelista shared his own alternative design for Sonic the Hedgehog, whose upcoming live-action film is set to hit theaters next spring. His design of Sonic has realistic textures which the original film design had. The eyes are more reflective of his likeness in the video games and cartoon series. With all these mixed together, you will have a design that is grittier Sonic video game and/or film that could certainly frighten young audiences.
Sonic The Hedgehog will be releasing in 2020
After the first trailer of the Sonic, the Hedgehog dropped earlier this year, the design of the main character was universally panned. Because of that, the film was delayed from November release date to February of 2020 to give the animators an opportunity to redesign the character. Sonic the Hedgehog is set to follow small-town sheriff Tom Wachowski who is played by Westworld star James Marsden as well as the main protagonist Hedgehog. In this movie, they embark on a road trip in a race against time to recover the blue hedgehog’s rings before the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey).
Down below you can read the official synopsis for the movie which reads
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
Sonic The Hedgehog Cast
This movie has been directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel. The film features the voice talent such as Ben Schwartz who plays the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star in undisclosed roles. As for the release date, Sonic the Hedgehog will be coming to the theaters on 14 February 2020.