Sonic The Hedgehog’s Redesign Reportedly Cost Paramount Another $35 Million

Remember when the very first Sonic The Hedgehog trailer came out? People lost their minds over how bad Sonic looked in the movie.

It has to be said that Sonic did look really bad in the first trailer, and people really seemed to care about that.

Personally, I thought it was rather amusing, and they’d obviously made a mistake with the design.

So, what Jeff Fowler (the movie’s director) and Paramount Pictures decided to do was to go back to the drawing board (quite literally).

They decided to delay the film, which was originally supposed to release in November, and redesign their main character, Sonic.

I don’t think this has ever been done before, and it’s a bit of Hollywood history. It’s a moment where fan pressure caused a movie studio to delay their pictures in order to make sure they make the best film they can.

Honestly, I would have never guessed that the Sonic The Hedgehog movie was going to make history, but it already has done, and it hasn’t even been released yet.

Sonic The Hedgehog’s redesign has been expensive

This Sonic in the fist Sonic the Hedgehog trailer was the stuff of nightmares

This Sonic in the fist Sonic the Hedgehog trailer was the stuff of nightmares – Credit: Paramount Pictures

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So, it’s been revealed that this redesign cast cost Paramount Pictures a whopping $35 million.

This news comes courtesy of TRAFON on Twitter, who revealed how much the Sonic redesign inflated the film’s budget.

Here’s what he said: “The official numbers to re-animate Sonic for the movie was 35 Millon. The movie’s budget went from 90 to 125 Million I hope people go out and see this, a studio dumped 35 Million extra in to change something for us, this needs to succeed or what is our feedback really worth?”

You can check out the full tweet below.

This is insane. the fact that Sonic The Hedgehog is now a $125 million movie is just silly. I can’t think that the movie has a hope in Hell to get its money back.

However, people might be so intrigued to see the final film after all this talk about how ugly Sonic was to begin with, they might just be convinced to go see it at the cinema.

What do you think of the Sonic redesign, and will you go and see the movie when it comes out in cinemas? Let us know in the comments below.

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