The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has officially hired its executive producer by way of Tim Miller! Miller will develop the project with his Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler.
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will be a hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature. Reportedly, it will feature reuniting the speedy hedgehog with some of the most revered and infamous characters of the franchise, including the evil Dr. Eggman. Playful, mischievous, and quick on his feet in more ways than one, the world’s fastest hedgehog is known for his ability to move at supersonic speed to protect his friends from their enemies.
The film will be written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller and produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner, along with Marza Animation Planet’s Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi. Toby Ascher will also serve as an executive producer. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of DJ2 Entertainment will serve as co-producers.
Sonic the Hedgehog the movie will be the directorial debut for Fowler for which Miller had this to say:
“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.”
The popular video game franchise was previously adapted into several animated series, starting with 1993’s “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog,” and he also made an authorized cameo appearance in the Disney hit Wreck-It Ralph.
Currently, there is no release date for the film but more news is expected to start coming out as the project heads into production.