“Deadpool” director Tim Miller is currently developing a live-action/CGI version of “Sonic the Hedgehog”, and he is eyeing actor-comedian Jim Carrey to take on the lead villain role, Dr. Robotnik, Variety reports.
Also known as Dr Eggman, the plump-figure mad scientist is Sonic’s archnemesis who builds all kinds of robots and gadgets on his quest to take over the world.
Should Carrey accept the role, he would be starring alongside James Marsden and Tika Sumpter, whose roles in the movie are yet to be known.
The movie will offer up a new storyline for the talking blue hedgehog, described as “a juvenile delinquent on the adventures in a pretty straight rural environment with a local policeman.”
The movie is tentatively set to be released on 15th November 2019 in North America.
Carrey was last seen in 2016 detective drama film “Dark Crimes” by director Alexandros Avranas, following the convicted murderer Krystian Bala, based on David Grann’s article “True Crime: A Postmodern Murder Mystery”.