DEADPOOL Director Tim Miller Speeds Towards SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Movie
In February, SEGA CEO Hajime Satomi announced a live-action/animated Sonic the Hedgehog movie was in the works with Sony Pictures, the studio behind Goosebumps and The Angry Birds Movie. The big screen adaptation of the iconic video game franchise hasn’t had much in the way of news since then, but Tim Miller – the director that brought Deadpool to the big screen, and who recently departed the upcoming sequel – is now on board to executive produce the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, reports THR.
Miller will develop the project alongside Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler, with Fowler making his directorial debut. (Miller similarly made his theatrical directorial debut with Deadpool earlier this year, which went on to be one of the biggest hits of 2016). “Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts,” Miller said in a statement. “The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”