Sony Pictures Entertainment has teamed up with Sega-owned film production company Marza Animation Planet to develop a Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
The film, based on the hit video game property, is set to be a mix of CG-animation and live action and will be written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.
The big screen adventure will look to ‘capture Sonic’s irreverent tone and spirit’ and will feature a whole host of iconic characters from the franchise, including Dr. Eggman.
"There are limitless stories to tell with a character like Sonic the Hedgehog, and a built-in international fan base," said Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures’ president of production.
"Along with our wonderful creative partners at Marza, we’re looking to capture everything that generations of fans know and love about Sonic while also growing his audience wider than ever before."
Sonic is a $1 billion franchise with over 140 million games sold to date.
Marza Animation Planet CEO Masanao Maeda added: "Sonic has had dozens of adventures on the console and the small screen, and we’re thrilled that he’s now coming to the big screen.
"Sony Pictures has had great success with hybrid animated and live-action features, and we’re confident that this collaboration will bring a fresh take to Sonic, while still capturing everything that the fans love about him."