November 1, 2016


'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Signs 'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller

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Did you forget, in the sea of remakes and adaptations, that there's a Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming? Well, here's a reminder, because Deadpool director Tim Miller has joined up. He's playing executive producer while Jeff Fowler, the man The Hollywood Reporter calls "his longtime Blur Studio collaborator," will make his directorial debut. (Miller made his on Deadpool, which made $783 million worldwide.)

“Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts," Miller tells THR. "The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will be a hybrid CGI/live-action project centering around the classic characters that appeared on the Sega Genesis franchise—Tails, Knuckles, Doctor Robotnik chief among them.

Fowler also worked in the visual effects department on Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are in 2009. Miller and Fowler together scored a 2005 Oscar nomination for their short film Gopher Broke.

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