Director Tim Miller may have left Deadpool 2 at 20th Century Fox, but Variety is reporting that he’s got a new project to work on. According to the report, Miller has joined Sony Pictures’ planned live-action/CG-animated hybrid, Sonic the Hedgehog, as an executive producer. Additionally, the report indicates that Blur Studio, which happens to be Miller’s own visual effects company, will have Jeff Fowler attacked to direct and oversee the development of the potential project.
Miller, who is the co-founder of Blur, will work with Fowler and producer Neal H. Moritz on the film, which is based on the popular video game franchise, which has sold over 150 million game copies worldwide. To be clear, Miller won’t be directing Sonic, and this appears to just be a development deal. A lot of films go into many phases and years of development and never materialize.
Currently, Patrick Casey and Josh Miller are writing the script for the planned Sonic movie. Marza Animation Planet is partnering with Sony Pictures on the project. Speaking on the news, Miller stated, “Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts. The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for Jeff to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”
Sonic the Hedgehog movie is still early in pre-production, and it’s release date is unknown. Deadpool 2, which Miller recently left, is slated for a likely 2018 release.
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