‘Deadpool’ Director Guns For Your Childhood, Signs On For ‘Sonic’ Movie

Because everything born of the 90s gets a film eventually (yes that means you too), Sony has announced a Sonic The Hedgehog CGI/live-action film adaptation and has signed Deadpool director Tim Miller as executive producer. 

Announced this morning by Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by Miller’s Blur Studios colleague Jeff Fowler and will presumably see everyone’s favourite hedgehog, his constantly-drowning friend Tails the Fox, and kickass frenemy Knuckles the Echidna fight their archenemy and big-time Iron Man fan Doctor Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik. 
Sonic The Hedgehog follows Angry Birds, Tetris, Battleship and the (surprisingly great) Lego Movie as adaptations of things that you would not normally guess need films. It will also be Miller and Fowler’s second CGI collaboration after their 2005 short-film Gopher Broke, which was also about fighting animals, was nominated for a Best Animated Short Oscar. 
The announcement follows news that Miller had left Deadpool 2 after creative differences with Ryan Reynolds, who reportedly has more creative control this time around and wanted to continue the original film’s raunchy, low-budget vibe in contrast to Miller’s “stylised” vision. Considering the first movie earned over $782 million on a $58 million budget, it should probably be worth sticking with the original formula than going full-superhero action film, but time will tell how the sequel goes without Miller spearheading it.
For the record, Sonic technically first appeared in Wreck-It-Ralph, along with every other video game star except Mario, although only as a cameo. With his debut film expected to take at least until 2018 to premier, we can’t say what the plot will be, but can guess there will be lots of brightly-coloured blurs and some terrible Australian accents. 
And in case you didn’t have a Sega or catch the insane cartoon, we should point out that all Dr Eggman wants is to protect animals in little robotic suits. Who amongst us could judge him, on Melbourne Cup Day of all days?! Sonic has some explaining to do is all we are saying.

Image: Sega.