Paramount has released the first trailer for its live-action hybrid feature of the popular Sega video game character Sonic the Hedgehog.

The speedy blue bolt is voiced by Ben Schwartz, and he gets to show off his stuff before the authorities call in Dr. Robotnik, played with scene-stealing glee by Jim Carrey, to deal with the unknown “threat.”

The film opens in theater on November 8.

IDW is currently releasing the Sonic The Hedgehog comic series (see “'Sonic The Hedgehog' Races Back to Comic Shops”) and IDW Games has released Sonic the Hedgehog Dice Rush (see “Speedy Dice Action Awaits in 'Sonic The Hedgehog: Dice Rush'”).