Awesome news for Sega Genesis fans -- a Sonic the Hedgehog movie is in the works.

According to the L.A. Times, the hybrid animated and live-action movie will follow the adventures of the speedy rodent as well as his friends and enemies, including his nemesis Dr. Eggman.

Columbia Pictures' Hannah Minghella says, "We're looking to capture everything that generations of fans know and love about Sonic while also growing his audience wider than ever before."

The first Sonic game came out in 1991.