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Ratchet & Clank Feature Film To Hit Cinemas In 2015

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Carl Phillips
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Blockade Entertainment, Game films, Insomniac Games, Rainmaker Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank, Teaser

Ratchet & Clank Feature Film To Hit Cinemas In 2015

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.

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kinkinkaid  Apr. 23, 2013 at 15:06

It has a very pixar-ish aesthetic anyway so I think this could make for a great movie adaptation. As well as the mentioned return of the key voice actors, if it retains the humour of the series and the action set pieces it should be successful. And also Quark... lots of Quark!
There will no doubt be a lot of merchandising around the time of the film's release too.

Elias  Apr. 23, 2013 at 15:22

Definitely the first video game theatrical adaptation I've ever been excited for. A good series to begin with, and the style lends itself to a CG movie. If this is successful, who knows? We could finally get the high quality video game adaptations people have waited for for decades.

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