Video: James Marsden and Jim Carrey star in first trailer for 'Sonic the Hedgehog'
The first trailer dropped this morning for the long-awaited movie adaptation of the video game "Sonic the Hedgehog," and I'm a tad befuddled.
Between Jim Carrey running around in full-on funny-face mode and Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" blasting, I'm officially confused about what decade it is. I'm gonna guess maybe it's the year 1999, but I could be wrong.
Also, since I'm willing to accept the idea of an electric-blue, super-speed, talking alien hedgehog, I'm gonna go ahead and take it a step further and accept the animated character's (voiced by Ben Schwartz) long, lanky form. But I still feel compelled to point out that hedgehogs traditionally have cute little short legs, and that's part of why it's impressive that Sonic could go so fast in the game.
It looks like Oklahoma native James Marsden is going to play the human bestie of the long-legged critter in a world-saving story that co-stars Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough, and Adam Pally.
Here's the film's official synopsis:
"Sonic the Hedgehog" is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame 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. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
"Sonic the Hedgehog" zips into theaters Nov. 8.