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‘Deadpool’ Director Tim Miller Joins Sony’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie

Deadpool” director Tim Miller has joined Sony’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” live-action-CG hybrid as an executive producer.

Blur Studio’s Jeff Fowler is attached to direct and oversee the development of a potential project based on the video game series. Fowler will work with Miller, the Blur co-founder, and the duo will team with producer Neal H. Moritz, producer of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

Patrick Casey and Josh Miller, who created Golan the Insatiable, are writing the script.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is teaming with Marza Animation Planet, a CG animation film production company of the Sega Sammy Group. Sonic has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons, with more than 350 million units of games associated with the character sold, including both packaged and digital games sold on platforms such as console, mobile, and tablet.

Joining Moritz as producers are Marza’s Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi. Toby Ascher is also exec producing. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of DJ2 Entertainment will serve as co-producers.

Andrea Giannetti will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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

Miller dropped out of Fox’s “Deadpool 2” on Oct. 22 due to creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds.

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