Sonic the Hedgehog Film Lands Deadpool Director

Sonic the Hedgehog Film Lands Deadpool Director

Deadpool director Tim Miller is working on the CG/live-action hybrid film.

Last week, it was announced that Deadpool director Tim Miller was leaving the sequel due to creative differences with film lead Ryan Reynolds. That hurt because Deadpool was a great film, but Miller's potential replacement is John Wick director David Leitch, so everyone wins I guess.

Sonic should never mix with humans.

Today, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Miller has signed on to direct Sonic the Hedgehog for Sony Pictures. Miller will be co-directing the feature with his Blur Studio co-worker Jeff Fowler.

Blur Studio is the team behind some of your favorite CGI opening sequences, including the openings for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Halo Wars 2, Titanfall 2, The Force Unleashed, Dark Souls II, Batman: Arkham Knight, Sunset Overdrive, and DC Universe Online. The Sonic the Hedgehog film is planned as a live-action/CGI hybrid, which works well with the talents of Blur Studio and Miller's work on Deadpool.

"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," said Miller.

Fast & Furious franchise producer Neal H. Moritz is producing the adaptation, alongside Toby Acher Golan the Insatiable writers Josh "Worm" Miller and Patrick Casey are handling the screenplay. Sega Sammy Group CG production company Marza Animation Planet will be working with Sony Pictures on the film.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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