The popular video game “Sonic the Hedgehog” was released in 1991 on Sega Genesis. It was a huge hit, and was the first of many titles featuring the Sonic character, the anthromorphic hedgehog who could run at sonic speeds, became of the most iconic video game characters of all time, and also contributed to the success of Sega during the 1990. Its popularity eventually led to two animated series in 1993: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog.
With today’s trend in Hollywood, from reboots, sequels, comic book adaptations and video game adaptation, it won’t be a surprise if Sony has plans to adapt Sony the Hedgehog into a film.
THR is reporting that Tim Miller (Deadpool), is attached to executive produce Sonic the Hedgehog, with longtime Miller collaborator Jeff Fowler to direct. The film will be written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller, the creators of Golan the Insatiable animated TV series.
Leaving the Deadpool sequel due to creative differences, Miller may have more time in his hands now. Though he will not be directing the film, letting one of his close friends, a visual effects specialist and directed a best animated short at the 2005 Academy Awards to helm the film adaptation isn’t really a bad idea.
Fowler, who will make his feature directorial debut, was approved by Miller himself with a letter stating:
“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 other details as to what is the plot, the (voice) actors will be in the film. But it will most likely be an origin film that will start a film franchise.