Parts of Sonic the Hedgehog were shot on Vancouver Island, along Highway 19 near Bowser, while Ladysmith was the set as the hero town. The movie hits theatres in November. Photo courtesy Twitter/@SonicMovie.

Parts of Sonic the Hedgehog were shot on Vancouver Island, along Highway 19 near Bowser, while Ladysmith was the set as the ‘hero town’. The movie hits theatres in November. Photo courtesy Twitter/@SonicMovie.

When a live-action version of a Sega video game classic character comes out in the fall, Vancouver Island movie-goers will not only be entertained by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars but also see familiar sights.

The official trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog”, starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden, dropped Tuesday morning.

IMBD says the movie’s storyline centres around “a cop in the rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.”

The $90-million budgeted film put a focus on Vancouver Island, with Ladysmith transformed as the main community with an anticipated $7 million spent for its portion of the production.

Movie crews also made their way to shoot a portion of the show along Highway 19 near Bowser, and drivers were asked to detour to Highway 19A last September.

Vancouver Island North Film Commission (INFilm) commissioner Joan Miller said at the time one of the scenes would involve a pickup truck being chased and the driver being forced to stop on the highway.

Other stars in the show include Ben Schwartz who provided Sonic’s voice, Neal McDonough and Vancouver’s Leanne Lapp.

Sonic the Hedgehog comes out in theatres in November.

 

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