Sonic the Hedgehog will be Fowler’s directorial debut.
“Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts,” Miller said in a statement via THR. “The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”
Sonic the Hedgehog will be a live-action/CGI hybrid written by newcomers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller. It is expected to hit cinemas in 2018.
There were plans for a Sonic the Hedgehog movie back in the mid-1990s with Richard Jeffries (Species) penning a script for MGM. The film eventually fell through due to the rushed release of the Sega