Fans worried about Paramount’s upcoming film adaptation of the Sonic series can breathe a little easier, as an iconic game location will supposedly serve as the film’s setting.
According to a recent photo from the set of the Sonic the Hedgehog film, seen in the tweet below, it appears the story will take place in Green Hills. The name of the fictional small town should sound familiar. That’s because it’s likely a nod to the opening area of several Sonic games, Green Hill Zone.
— Jen Eggleston (@Jen_Eggleston) August 1, 2018
The principal filming of Paramount’s live-action CGI-hybrid film has been taking place in Vancouver, BC, Canada, with the recent photo captured near Pitt Lake.
Apart from the name of the town, the police car in the background could belong to one of the film’s leads, played by Westworld actor James Marsden. While the movie’s plot still hasn’t been divulged, it’s believed Marsden will play Tom Wachowski, a small town cop aiding Sonic in his journey to stop Dr. Eggman’s latest evil plot. We still don’t know what that will be, but it was previously revealed that Jim Carrey will be taking on the role of the iconic villain.
While it’s exciting to see the filmmakers will be using a well-known location from the game series for the film, there are still a few concerns about what to expect overall. In particular, first-time theatrical director Jeff Fowler, who’s worked closely with Deadpool‘s Tim Miller, will be guiding the production, but it’s unclear if he’ll be taking the story in a more comedic or serious direction. Perhaps even more concerning, though, is how the CGI Sonic will look in a live-action world. Let’s hope we can get a sneak peek of that sooner rather than later.
Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog film is set to release in theaters on November 15th, 2019.