Sonic the Hedgehog: watch the first clip

Sega icon Sonic the Hedgehog speeds into action alongside James Marsden in this clip from the new video game movie. After an extensive CGI redesign, the big-screen version of Sonic now finally looks (and sounds) the part: pie-eyed, endearing yet more than a little cocky, courtesy of voice actor Ben Schwartz.

This extract is more banter-led than anything else, although we get the briefest glimpse of Sonic's lightning-quick abilities. Marsden plays the hapless Sheriff who becomes embroiled in Sonic's battle with evil arch-nemesis Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Although the classic baddie is nowhere to be seen, we can hope for a future clip that puts him front and centre.

Sonic the Hedgehog is released in Cineworld cinemas on the 14th of February. Let us know @Cineworld if you think it'll run rings around the video game competition.