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Mike Cecchini Nov 1, 2016
Sonic the Hedgehog, veteran of countless video games, an animated series (with another on the way), and a long-running comic book series from Archie Comics, is coming to the big screen, with a familiar name helping to make it happen for Sony Pictures.
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Tim Miller, who has a little time on his hands after leaving the director's chair on Deadpool 2, is going to serve as executive producer on the film along with Jeff Fowler. Neal H Moritz of the Fast & Furious movies is producing with Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi. Patrick Casey »
Hot on the heels of their Flash scoop, The Hollywood Reporter is back with another big get as they've learned that Deadpool director Tim Miller has signed on to develop a film adaptation of the immensely popular video game series Sonic the Hedgehog for Sony Pictures. He'll be joined by his longtime Blur Studios collaborator & fellow Academy Award-nominee Jeff Fowler (Gopher Broke), who is expected to helm the project while Miller serves as executive producer. Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise), Takeshi Ito, & Mie Onishi will be on-board as producers and the Golan the Insatiable writing duo of Patrick Casey & Josh Miller are currently penning the script. The film, which will follow the titular Sonic and his friends Tails & Knuckles on an all-new adventure, is being described as a hybrid CG-animated/live-action family film, which sounds like something right in Miller's wheelhouse. So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below! »
After leaving Deadpool 2 earlier this month over “creative differences,” original Deadpool director Tim Miller has moved on to a big-screen Sonic The Hedgehog movie—meaning he’s going from chimichangas to chili dogs. (For readers who are less nerdy, chimichangas are Deadpool’s favorite food and chili dogs are Sonic’s favorite food.) This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says Miller is merely producing and developing the Sonic movie, not directing it. That gig falls on frequent Miller collaborator Jeff Fowler, who will be making his feature directorial debut with Sonic.
The THR story says it ill be a “hybrid CG-animation/live-action family film,” with Golan The Insatiable’s Patrick Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. We don’t know any real specifics about the movie, but it will reportedly focus on “Sonic and his friends, such as Tails and Knuckles.” Hopefully that will also include some »
- Sam Barsanti
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.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is teaming with Marza Animation Planet, a CG animation film production company of the Sega Sammy Group. Sonic has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons, with more than 350 million units of games associated with the character sold, including both packaged and digital games sold on platforms such as console, mobile, and tablet.
- Dave McNary
Just one week after director Tim Miller left his highly-anticipated sequel Deadpool 2, the filmmaker has found his next project. Today we have word that Tim Miller has signed on to develop and executive produce Sony Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The project will mark quite the drastic departure from the R-rated Deadpool, with Sonic the Hedgehog being crafted as a live-action/CGI hybrid.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Tim Miller will develop the project with his longtime Blur Studios partner Jeff Fowler, who will make his directorial debut with the project. Neal Moritz is also attached to produce this video game adaptation, with Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) writing the script. Here's what Tim Miller had to say about his partner Jeff Fowler.
"Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts. The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience »
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Fox has given a straight-to-series order to “Famous,” a mockumentary style comedy series that will premiere this summer, Variety has learned.
Hailing from Ralph Farquhar (“Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Moesha”) and Ty Hodges (“A Girl Like Grace”), the half-hour series follows a young couple whose relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight. Fox has ordered 10 episodes, and has not announced casting yet.
Filmed in mockumentary style at a couples therapy session, “Famous” revolves around high school teachers Fred and Geneva, who are dating. Both secretly aspire to work in Hollywood: He wants to be a screenwriter, and she wants to be a pop diva, and one of those dreams miraculously comes true when Geneva lands a record deal after her first music video goes viral. But, as she rises to stardom, he feels pushed to the sidelines. The season will explore if the couple can »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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