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June 11th, 2014 by Dave Bowling Comments

Sony and producer Neal Moritz are bringing the famous Sega video game series Sonic the Hedgehog to the big screen.

The studio is teaming with Japan-based CGI studio Marza Animation Planet, a division of the Sega Sammy Group, to make a hybrid computer-animated/live-action film. Evan Susser and Van Robichaux of improve comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade are writing the screenplay. Moritz is producing through his Original Film banner alongside Marza’s Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi, with Toby Ascher as executive producer.

The film will, according to The Hollywood Reporter,  also “feature some of the franchise’s favourite characters”, but apart from Doctor Eggman/Robotnik, no further characters have been announced so far.

Since 1991 Sega’s flagship Sonic franchise has been one of the world’s biggest gaming phenomena, with more than 140 million games sold.

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...