×

‘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.

More Film

  • Noah CentineoNickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Show,

    Kids’ Choice Awards 2019: JoJo Siwa, Noah Centineo Take on Bullying

    This year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards was full of positivity and encouragement to be yourself. DJ Khaled, known for his upbeat mantras, hosted the 32nd annual awards ceremony alongside JoJo Siwa at USC’s Galen center. Siwa accepted the award for favorite social music star. Siwa said in her acceptance speech, “I get hated on every [...]

  • Us Scriptwriter and Film-maker Larry Cohen

    Larry Cohen, Cult Horror Writer-Director of 'It's Alive,' Dies at 77

    Larry Cohen, best known for his work as a B-movie producer and director in the ’70s and his later work in screenwriting, has died. He was 77. Cohen’s friend, actor and publicist Shade Rupe, confirmed the news, which was announced in a post to Cohen’s official Facebook page. Rupe said Cohen died in Los Angeles [...]

  • Captain Marvel

    Box Office: 'Captain Marvel' Shatters $900 Million Milestone

    Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” continues to do heroic business. In its latest box office milestone, the female-fronted superhero tentpole zoomed past $900 million in ticket sales worldwide. “Captain Marvel” brought in a mighty $87 million globally this weekend, including $52 million from international territories. It has now generated $589 million overseas for a global haul [...]

  • Us - Lupita Nyong’o - cr:

    Box Office: Jordan Peele's 'Us' Stuns With $70 Million Opening Weekend

    Talk about scary good. Universal’s “Us,” the second directorial effort from Jordan Peele, pulled off a stunning debut, generating $70 million from 3,741 North American locations. That haul is enough to land it the second-best opening weekend of the year behind Disney’s “Captain Marvel” ($153 million). The psychological thriller about a family confronted by a [...]

  • SHAZAM

    Film Review: 'Shazam!'

    In “Shazam!,” Zachary Levi brings off something so winning it’s irresistible. He plays a square-jawed, rippling-muscled man of might, with a cheesy Day-Glo lighting bolt affixed to his chest, who projects an insanely wholesome and old-fashioned idea of what a superhero can be. But he’s also playing a breathless teenage kid on the inside, and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content