Sonic The Hedgehog: $35M Rumored Redesign Cost

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ redesign cost Paramount Pictures nowhere near the $35 M that’s been rumored. A source close to production told IndieWire that; “the redesign is more in the $5 million range or less.”

Nearly four months after announcing it was pushing the release of “Sonic the Hedgehog” to 2020 in order to give director Jeff Fowler enough time to redesign the title character, Paramount dropped a new trailer. Eventually, that showed off a Sonic more faithful to his video game origins.

Not to mention, the character redesign has led many in the industry to question just how costly it was to go back into the film and reanimate Sonic the Hedgehog. According to IndieWire for example, one tweet alleged that the redesign cost $35 million. Thereby, bringing the film’s total budget up to $125 million has gone viral with over 10,000 re-tweets.

As a matter of fact, it turns out that the number is outrageously high compared to what Paramount actually spent on the changes to Sonic the Hedgehog.

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‘Sonic’ Redesign Cost Paramount Nowhere Near the $35 Million That’s Been Rumored – (IndieWire)

What is Sonic the Hedgehog?

By definition, Sonic the Hedgehog (a blue hedgehog) with supersonic speed. And therefore, it must rescue animals from being turned into robots by a mad scientist. On the other hand, Doctor Robotnik is an evil and mad scientist who only had one destiny.

And so to say, who has an appetite of taking over the whole world and to do this he needs to collect all six chaos emeralds. Especially, which are located on the South Island. So Robotnik goes to the South Island and turns all animals there into robot slaves. Who will stop this madness!

Well, Sonic the hedgehog, of course, is a blue hedgehog that can run at the speed of sound. When sonic hears what Robotnik is doing he needs to stop him at all costs. But Robotnik turned all the animals into robots. So, sonic needs to free all his friends to collect all the chaos emeralds before Robotnik does and defeat him and bring peace into South Island again.

Bearing in mind, Sonic must use his ability to stop him. Although, he must battle through 6 zones (3 acts each). And then again, face off against Robotnik in one final zone.

Here: More character Previews about Sonic on IMDb blog

How did Sonic meet James Marsden?

Dr. Eggman, a brilliant scientist, dreams of world domination and intends to accomplish this by using the six Chaos Emeralds, currently held on South Island, and which give legendary power. Eggman builds a base on the island and begins turning innocent animals into robot slaves in order to achieve his goals.

Sonic, a super-fast blue hedgehog, hears of these developments and goes to save his friends. Although South Island is now infested with Eggman’s mechanical devices, Sonic has one advantage: Eggman doesn’t realize that the Chaos Emeralds are not on the island itself, but in a secret zone caused by its movement.

Sonic sets out to acquire the gems before Eggman and confront him in order to restore peace to South Island. But, not without the ultimate help from his friend James Marsden (meets at the beginning of the movie). Read more Biography Facts About James Marsden!

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s movie design sure is something – (Destructoid)

How much did Sonic the Hedgehog Redesign cost?

Surprisingly, a source close to the “Sonic the Hedgehog” production estimates the character redesign cost Paramount less than $5 million. The source says VFX work on the film was far from completed by the time the decision was made to delay the film and redesign Sonic.

In fact, the only Sonic VFX that were fully completed were reportedly the ones seen in the first trailer. After all, which dropped online on April 30. Most of the VFX were not finished, so redesigning Sonic proved not to be as outrageously expensive. As it would have been, had all of the film’s VFX been done.

Additionally, the source told IndieWire News that any rumor alleging the redesign made the “Sonic” VFX team suffer is far from true. Shortly after the first trailer debuted to largely negative reactions to Sonic’s physical appearance, Fowler took to social media to announce the redesign.

“Thank you for your support. And the criticism,” Fowler wrote. “The message is loud and clear. You aren’t happy with the design and you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount and Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be.”

Read more here: Just hand over the Chaos Emeralds and do as he says

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) – Movie Trailer 

According to Paramount Pictures, Sonic The Hedgehog is speeding to theatres for a big-screen adventure for the whole family! Watch the new #SonicMovie trailer now, and #CatchSonic in theatres on February 14! But, before the official trailer released in November, there was a pre-edited trailer version of Sonic in April.

Below is the Sonic Trailer version before the changes were effected as fetched from the KinoCheck International YouTube Channel. You can watch it and then compare it with the official Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer (November Release Version) below it.

The redesigned November official Sonic Trailer 

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog. Particularly, as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet.

In that case, from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Below is the official November redesigned trailer release.

As can be seen, the November 12 trailer showed off the new Sonic, complete with larger eyes, less muscular legs, and less sharply defined teeth. Above all, Ben Schwartz is voicing Sonic in the 2020 animation-live action hybrid. James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey co-star. Paramount is opening “Sonic” in theaters nationwide on February 14.

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