A little over a week ago came the surprising news that Deadpool director Tim Miller was walking away from Deadpool 2. That was followed just a few days ago with details on why the split happened.
Now comes word that Miller has quickly found something new to work on. It’s being reported that Sony has hired Miller to develop the live-action/CGI hybrid movie adaptation of the hit video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. We first heard about the project when it was announced back in 2014.
While Miller has been hired to develop the Sonic movie, he won’t actually be directing it. That job goes to Jeff Fowler, who makes his feature debut but did previously direct the Academy Award nominated animated short Gopher Broke. Fowler has worked with Miller for a long time through Blur Studios, which was co-founded by Miller.
Of Fowler, Miller said:
“Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts. 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 produced by Neal H. Moritz (Fast and the Furious, Jump Street franchises), who is working with Fowler and Miller on the project.
[Source: Heat Vision]