Sony Pictures hired Tim Miller for the upcoming movie Sonic the Hedgehog as an executive producer.
Deadpool director Miller will partner with Jeff Fowler on the project. The two have worked together at visual effects and animation house Blur Studio, which was co-founded by Miller for more than a decade.
They teamed up on “Gopher Broke,” a 2004 short film from Blur that was nominated for an Academy Award; Fowler wrote and directed, while Miller produced.
The duo are working with Neal H. Moritz (the Fast and Furious franchise), who is producing the adaptation.
“Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts,” said Miller of Fowler, in a statement “The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”
The plan is to make a hybrid CG-animated/live-action family film. Patrick Casey and Josh Miller, who created Golan the Insatiable, are writing the script.