Sonic the Hedgehog: Wiz Khalifa goes inside a video game in Speed Me Up music video
Hip-hop superstars Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child have officially released the full music video for their newest teamed-up single titled “Speed Me Up” which will be the official theme song for Paramount Pictures‘s forthcoming live-action adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog. Featuring the four rappers being transformed into 16-bit Sonic characters, you can check out the video in the player below!
The song was produced by renowned hip-hop producer duo Take A Daytrip composed of Denzel Baptiste and David Biral, who have previously worked with Lil Nas X and Big Sean. It was also overseen by Grammy winner Kevin Weaver, who has produced numerous multi-platinum soundtrack projects for films including Furious 7, The Greatest Showman and Margot Robbie’s upcoming Bird of Prey.
The film was originally set to hit theaters this past weekend but after very negative reviews from audiences surrounding the design of the iconic character, Paramount delayed the release to February 14, 2020 with the goal of redesigning Sonic to better fit his look from the video games.
Written by Patrick Casey (Golan the Insatiable), Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) and Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox), the film follows Tom Wachowski, a cop in the rural town of Green Hills, who decides to help Sonic escape from the government looking to capture him. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler and executive produced by Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate).
The cast for Sonic the Hedgehog includes Jim Carrey (Kidding) as Sonic’s rival, Doctor Robotnik/Eggman, James Marsden (Westworld) as Wachowski, a police officer who teams up with Sonic; Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) as Tom’s fellow police officer, Tika Sumpter (Ride Along) , and Natasha Rothwell (Wonder Woman 1984). Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec) provides the voice for Sonic in the film.
Sonic the Hedgehog and his all-new look will now hit theaters on Valentine’s Day, 2020.