‘Deadpool’ Director Tim Miller to Develop ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie

Sony film will be hybrid CG-animated/live action adaptation of classic video game

Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog

Tim Miller, who recently split from Fox’s “Deadpool 2,” has teamed up with Sony to develop a movie based on the “Sonic the Hedgehog” video game, TheWrap has learned.

Blur Studio’s Jeff Fowler will direct the movie, which will be a hybrid CG-animated/live action film aimed at a family audience. Miller will executive produce. The two will join forces with Neal H. Moritz, producer of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, who is attached as a producer on the project.

The project is from Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet, a CG-animation production company that’s a subsidiary of Sega Sammy Holdings. Sega, the video game company that created “Sonic the Hedgehog,” is also an SSH subsidiary.

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

“Tim and Jeff are incredibly talented filmmakers and I’m thrilled to partner with them to help bring their exciting vision for Sonic to life,” Moritz said in the statement.

Marza’s Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi will produce alongside Moritz. Toby Ascher will join Miller as an executive producer.

“Golan the Insatiable” creators Patrick Casey and Josh Miller are writing the script. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of DJ2 Entertainment will serve as co-producers. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio.