Insomniac Involved Throughout Production
We have yet another game-to-film adaptation on the way, and this time it’s the Playstation duo of Ratchet & Clank that will be hitting the big screen. While this might cause alarm bells to ring at the possibility of the beloved characters being butchered (as is tradition for Hollywood) we can rest a little easier knowing that Insomniac will be involved throughout the films production, including the series’ lead writer T.J Fixman who has written the script for the film.
We have the teaser trailer, along with a few details, to check out after the jump.
The film is being made by Rainmaker Entertainment, whose most recent work Escape From Planet Earth was praised for its visuals but chastised for its bland script (let’s hope Fixman has that covered.) They will be working with Blockade Entertainment and Insomniac Games to bring the feature to life. Here’s the press release:
Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind – a foolhardy 'lombax' who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
As heard in the trailer, returning to their voice-acting roles will be James A. Taylor (Ratchet), David Kaye (Clank), and Jim Ward (Quark). In an interview with IGN, it was revealed that the film will expand upon the origins of the headlining duo, and fans of the series can expect familiar faces, locations, and (more importantly) weapons to make an appearance. Let's hope we get to see the RYNO at least once.
With Insomiac’s involvement assured, we could be in for an entertaining jump for gaming’s favourite Lombax from consoles to the big screen, but we’ll be waiting some time to find out if it manages to rise above some of the recent game-to-film adaptations that have emerged.