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BIG MOVIE: SONIC MOVIE With Sonic the Hedgehog (Voiced by Ben Schwartz) & James Marsden in Downtown Vancouver


I have been training by running, wagging my finger and impatiently tapping my foot. GOTTA GO FAST! — Ben Schwartz.

Was that a green screen Sonic the Hedgehog driving a car really fast in downtown Vancouver this week? Ben Schwartz is voicing the blue blur and James Marsden is along for the ride as Tom, a sarcastic highway patrol cop who befriends Sonic.

Sonic the Hedgehog voice.

Filming dates: July 30th to October 15th.

The Sonic movie (working title Casino Night) is Paramount’s live-action/animated adaption of video game Sonic the Hedgehog.

Cast: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter.

Downtown Vancouver shoot on BC Day.

Is that green screen driver Sonic? He turned that corner pretty fast. Not sonic speed. But fast.

Actors on set.

Director Jeff Fowler with Tika Sumpter and James Marsden.

James Marsden’s Tom the Highway Patrol cop stares up at something in amazement. Sonic?


Sonic the Hedgehog game.

Sonic the Movie slate.

What’s it about?

Sonic the Hedgehog and his pals Tails and Knuckles team up to stop Dr. Eggman Robotnik’s plan for world dominaton.

Jim Carrey is Dr. Eggman Robotnik.

Neal H. Moritz and Deadpool director Tim Miller are producing.

The live action/animation adaption is written by Evan Susser, Van Robichaux, Patrick Casey and Josh Miller and directed by Jeff Fowler.

Here’s photo of early filming via @Jen_Eggleston.

And reactions.

A Sonic the Movie technical survey crew in Ladysmith for a $7-million shoot in late September/early October.


Casting Call:

Sonic the Movie is expected in theatres November 15, 2019.



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