Hajime Satomi, CEO of Sega's parent company - Sega Sammy Group - this week revealed the project to reporters: "Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie scheduled for release in 2018."
Traditionally, video game movies haven't exactly set the box office alight, though the imminent, Michael Fassbender-starring Assassin's Creed movie is expected to do better than most.
However, with the right talent behind it, we dare say a Sonic movie will be huge.
And - whaddayaknow? - we just happened to have gotten our hands on the first few pages of the Sonic The Hedgehog movie screenplay. Click on to read it for yourself...
EXCLUSIVE SCRIPT EXTRACT - TETRIS: THE MOVIE
EXCLUSIVE SCRIPT EXTRACT - FLAPPY BIRD: THE MOVIE
EXCLUSIVE SCRIPT EXTRACT: FAR CRY 4 - THE MOVIE