Jim Carrey is in the final negotiations to join James Marsden in "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie by Paramount Pictures.
Jeff Fowler, who received an Oscar nomination for his 2005 animated short "Gopher Broke," directs the film, which will mix live action and CG elements. Neal H. Moritz produces "Deadpool" director Tim Miller Executive Producer with Toby Ascher.
Tika Sumpter also plays in the film. Carrey plays Robotnik, a mad scientist and Sonic's archenemy. Carrey starred in a similar 1994 film "The Mask," which blended his comedic performance with CGI.
Paramount has given "Sonic the Hedgehog" a Christmas season release for November 1
The game contains a blue hedgehog named Sonic, whose peaceful life is often interrupted Doctor Eggman, a mad scientist trying to conquer the world, and Doctor Robotnik, another scientist who locked animals in robots and made magical chaos Stole emeralds. The game was hugely successful and established the Sega Genesis console as one of the main players in the video game industry.
Carrey has produced the Showtime series "I'm Dying Up Here." He also produces and plays in Showtime's "Kidding," premiering in September. Carrey is represented by WME and lawyer Deborah Klein. The news was first reported by deadline.