After departing Deadpool 2 earlier this month due to creative differences, most of which stemmed from the casting of Cable, not to mention some budget concerns, director Tim Miller has now landed himself a new gig over at Sony, where he’ll help the studio develop a Sonic the Hedgehog film.
THR is the one breaking the news, and their report tells us that the project is taking the shape of a hybrid CG-animated/live-action family movie, which will be exec produced by Miller. The director’s longtime collaborator, Jeff Fowler, will be the one behind the camera here, making his directorial debut.
Neal H. Mortiz, of The Fast and the Furious fame, will produce alongside Miller, and in a press release sent out earlier today, here’s what he had to say about the news:
“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.”
Adding to that, Miller had this to say about his friend and frequent collaborator:
“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.”
No word yet on what the plot will entail nor who will be cast as the titular gaming icon, but with Miller now coming on board, you can expect Sony to start making more moves on their Sonic the Hedgehog adaptation in the very near future. Until that happens, however, let us know what your hopes for the film are by dropping a comment down below.