The lights are on
Insomniac Games and Rainmaker Studios have announced that a Ratchet and Clank movie is coming to theaters in 2015.
The film will feature the voice cast of the video games, with a script written by Insomniac senior writer TJ Fixman. Here is the plot description according the the official press release announcing the movie:
"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."
Rainmaker Studios recently released the film Escape From Planet Earth, but for the most part, its work has been straight-to-DVD films based on pre-existing franchises like Barbie and Casper. The studio has also worked assorted CGI animated television shows like ReBoot and Beast Wars: Transformers.
You can check out the teaser for the movie below, but don't get too excited. It's not planned for release until 2015.
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I can only be hopeful. However, given video game movie's track record I find it very hard to be. There is so much potential in the Ratchet & Clank universe (omniverse?). Added with the fact that an Insomniac writer is creating the script, I am relatively more optimistic towards this decision than the announcement of previous games being made into movies. Please do not mess this up.
Fingers crossed that this project delivers something promising in 2015. It will be cool to see a feature-length (75-90 minutes)based in the R&C universe and see where they go with it. The excellent source material (all of the games) is there, so hopefully that will help this turn into a success instead of yet another gaming movie flop.
There's a huge grin on my face. I'm looking forward to this.
I've only played Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando, but man did I love it!
Hope this turns out good :)
This is a great fit for Ratchet & Clank. I love this series. Games are incredibly fun and have a lot of personality. A movie based on the series can definitely be done if put in the right hands.
Disappointed they're still going with the art style from All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault. I much preferred the art style in A Crack in Time.
This looks awesome! I can't wait!!!!!!
looks good, they better do a good job... But I'm not getting my hopes up.
NO WAY! I GOTTA SEE THIS!! I grew up with Rachet and Clank on the PS2! It was one of my favorite series on there!