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Sonic the Hedgehog Is On the Run in First Movie Trailer

Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Following promo images and assorted leaks that haven't exactly energized fans of Sega's iconic video game franchise, Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for its Sonic the Hedgehog.

Set to "Gangsta's Paradise," the first look at the hybrid live-action/CGI-animated film is basically a game of cat and mouse, as Jim Carrey's evil Dr. Robotnik is tasked by the U.S. government of apprehending Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz). But it's up to Sonic and his new friend, Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) to stop Robotnik from succeeding, and exploiting Sonic's powers to take control of Earth.

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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.

Opening Nov. 8, director Jeff Fowler's Sonic the Hedgehog stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, with James Marsden, Neal McDonald, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally and Natasha Rothwell.

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