Sonic The Hedgehog, based on the SEGA game of the same name, arrives in theaters just in time for Thanksgiving 2019.
Jeff Fowler makes his feature film directorial debut with the project. The script is from Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who created the Fox Animation show Golan The Insatiable.
Sonic The Hedgehog provides a mix of live action and CGI to bring the character to life. James Marsden lends his voice to the title character in the film.
SEGA first introduced Sonic in 1991, with the character being seen as the company’s answer to rival Nintendo’s leading man Mario. Sonic, along with friends Tails and Knuckles, likes to spend his time running around, collecting rings — while also thwarting the evil plans of villain Doctor Eggman Robotnik. The videogame series has sold more than 360 million copies on various platforms over the years.
Fowler is known for directing the 2005 Oscar-nominated short Gopher Broke.