Los Angeles, Jun 30 (PTI) Actor Jim Carrey is close to lock a deal with Paramount Pictures for live-action/animation hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog”. Also Read - James Marsden to star in 'Sonic the Hedgehog' film

The film is an adaptation of the classic video game launched by Sega in 1991 and features a hedgehog named Sonic on a quest to defeat Doctor Robotnik, a scientist who has imprisoned animals in robots and stolen magical Chaos Emeralds.

If things are finalised, the 56-year-old actor will play the role of Robotnik, a mad scientist and Sonic’s archenemy, reported Variety.

The project will be helmed by Jeff Fowler. He is best known for for his 2005 Oscar-nominated short “Gopher Broke”.

Neal H Moritz will be producing under his Original Film banner and Tim Miller will serve as executive producer.

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