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Deadpool's Director Wants To Make A "Hybrid" Live-Action Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

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According to a story on The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Miller—director of Deadpool—is going to be “developing an adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog for Sony Pictures”. Which is a “a hybrid CG-animated/live-action family film”.

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Miller wouldn’t be directing; that honour would go to Jeff Fowler, the director and co-founder of Blur Studios, aka the trailer guys.

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Also onboard as producer is Neal H. Moritz, from Fast & The Furious. Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) are writing.

“Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts”, Miller told 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.”

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

debstinction
Debstinction

Whenever I hear about producers or directors coming in looking to do Sonic “justice,” I always ask: Do they know about the Saturday morning cartoon/ Archie comic?

It’s not a fanboy thing, but that is legitimately the best version of the *story* to utilize the character. Hell, it’s been going on for over 20 years so there must be something they’re doing right.

I remember picking up an issue a few years back and Robotnik (I refuse to call him Eggman), suffering from yet another defeat from Sonic, had a complete mental breakdown. I mean like babbling and rocking in the fetal position just from being unable to beat an animal after fighting for years. Sonic saw this and felt guilty (keep in mind this is the despot that had enslaved and killed his loved ones.

Can’t speak to the current quality of the series, but it’s probably the best place the start.

I did read all of the Mega Man series from the same studio and that was so good I felt *angry* at Capcom for not being able to pull of the same quality of work. The series was geared towards kids but they dove head-first to Asimov’s philosophy of robotics and used that to create empathy for the character. Needle Man’s (freaking Needleman!) had an arc in an issue as he waited for Mega Man to come to his boss room. It was terrifying because he knew he was going to die, but he hated Mega Man for killing his brothers, and more importantly not appreciating the fact that he had looser programming that alllowed him to choose how to live his life. The robot masters only have the directive of “Destroy Mega Man.”

This is a freaking Mega Man comic!