Tim Miller
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United States

Blur Studio

Tim
Miller

Founder

Oscar nominated for co-writing-executive producing the 2004 animated short “Gopher Broke,” Tim Miller hit the jackpot in 2016 with global blockbuster “Deadpool,” his feature film-directing debut. Dark, disturbing, violent, irreverent, action-packed, seriously funny and unashamedly pottymouthed, the R-rated Marvel comic-book adaptation starred Ryan Reynolds in the title role and was a surprise hit, delighting hard-core fans everywhere and raking in $782 million globally on a budget of $58 million. Domestically, the film made an impressive $363 million.

Even more impressive is how Miller transformed a modest career working in animated shorts (2002’s “Rockfish,” 2003’s “Aunt Luisa,” 2006’s “A Gentleman’s Duel”) into that of a potential A-lister with a fresh take on comic-book culture. Having honed his writing and directing skills over the years, he was also able to draw on his experience and expertise in visual effects, having co-founded Blur Studio, a visual effects, animation and design company, in 1995. He did VFX on “Hideaway,” was the creative supervisor for Blur’s work on “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and designed the title sequence for David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and for “Thor: The Dark World.” Although Miller left Fox’s “Deadpool” sequel over creative differences, he’s set to helm a reboot of James Cameron’s “Terminator.”

Career

  • Blur Studio
  • SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
  • DEADPOOL

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller Joins Sony's 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie

'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...

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