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Paramount Moves Sonic the Hedgehog Film's Opening 1 Week Earlier

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film now slated to open on November 8, 2019

Paramount Pictures announced on Wednesday that it has moved the opening date for its upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film from November 15, 2019 to November 8, 2019.

Ben Schwartz (DuckTales, Parks and Recreation) will voice the title character Sonic in the film. James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men) and Tika Sumpter will star in the film, and Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) will voice the villain Robotnik.

Jeff Fowler is making is directorial debut with the film. Tim Miller (Deadpool) and Toby Ascher are executive producing with producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) and co-producers Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons.

The film project first emerged in 2014 as a hybrid computer-animated and live-action feature film project by Sony and Marza Animation Planet. In February 2016, Sega Sammy Holdings president and CEO Hajime Satomi revealed that Sony Pictures Entertainment was planning the film. The Hollywood Reporter reported in October that Paramount Pictures had acquired the rights to develop the film.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter (Pamela McClintock)


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