Having steered his movie profession in a decidedly darker route, actor Jim Carrey seems to be making a return to his lighthearted, comedic roots, which started within the 90s with movies like Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, and Liar Liar. New stories from Deadline say Carrey is within the last levels of accepting the position as Dr. Robotnik in Paramount’s upcoming film primarily based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video games.
The Sonic the Hedgehog film may also star James Marsden and Tika Sumpter, though their precise roles have but to be confirmed. Usually, it will be secure to say the star could be portraying the titular character, nonetheless on this case it’s unclear as a result of Sonic is, in any case, a blue hedgehog and can presumably be CGI.
Different credit embrace Jeff Fowler as director, who’s acknowledged for his animation work on 2009’s The place the Wild Issues Are. Not a lot has been revealed in regards to the script, besides that it entails Sonic and his mission to foil Robotnik’s plan for world domination, which shouldn’t come as a shock to anybody acquainted with the sport collection.
Carrey has been elevating eyebrows as of late, whether or not by the use of quirky award present antics, his notably bleak appearing decisions, or politically-charged art work. It ought to be refreshing, and admittedly jarring, to see the funnyman step into Dr. Robotnik’s footwear, hopefully full with plate armor, a large mustache, and a bald cap.
Sonic, however, hasn’t loved essentially the most strong online game profession lately. The newest standalone Sonic installment, a part of the Sonic Increase spin-off collection, noticed lukewarm reception and comparable gross sales figures. The prior few installments fared even worse. With a giant title like Jim Carrey stepping on in a lead position, there’s hope that his star energy will redirect public consideration towards the long-lasting gaming franchise, and probably result in a brand new Sonic platformer. What has been confirmed is Sonic racing recreation is on its means, highlighted by a trailer at E3 2018.
Sonic the Hedgehog is at present set for launch on November 15, 2019.