The live promotion Sonic the hedgehog The film is postponed for nearly three months to give the creative team more time to fix the CGI character after the widespread response to the original live-action design. It is now being recorded in the cinema on February 14, 2020.
Director Jeff Fowler announced the new date on Twitter, a few weeks after confirming that the Sonic team would redesign after the first design debut in the first trailer. Fowler & # 39; s tweet also included the hashtag "#novfxartistswereharmedintakakingofthismovie," hopefully to alleviate the fear that the visual effects teams would not be taken by the wringer to fix the character in time for the original release in November.
Whether or not an additional three months is enough to fix the character is in the air. As Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman (whose own film had a similar CGI character) The edge when the redesign was first announced, "it would be very difficult for us to redesign something. We spent a year designing all the characters before we started shooting so that we could get it right. If we were an inch ahead had on Pikachu, (Justice) the execution of Justice Smith would disappear completely out of the window. For us it would have been impossible – but that doesn't mean they can't do it. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes – they are sitting in a difficult place. "
Without a better look at the Sonic the hedgehog process, it is not clear if there are similar challenges here, but it sounds like Fowler and his team will have enough to keep them busy in the coming months.
To say that fans were not satisfied with the design of Sonic in the first trailer is a bit of an understatement, with complaints about the differences between the character of the original games and creepy realistic relationships, among other things. We hope that the second recording of the studio in the design is a bit more friendly.