Ratchet and Clank are Making it to the Big Screen!
Coming to theaters in 2015 will be the 3D animated feature film Ratchet and Clank: The Movie! The independent game developer Insomniac Games, who created Ratchet and Clank as well as the Resistance franchise, is teaming up with Sony Computer Entertainment, Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment to make a feature length film about the duo’s origins. Insomniac’s TJ Fixman, who wrote the movie, had this to say:
“Over the last decade, the Ratchet & Clank franchise has grown from a few small planets into a sprawling universe full of colorful characters and storylines,” said Fixman. “It’s grown as a result of the studio growing, and we’ve learned a lot along the way about what makes these characters tick. With the movie, we have the opportunity to go back to the duo’s origins and use our knowledge to create a deeper, more meaningful story. In a lot of ways we’re reimagining our own work while keeping the franchise DNA intact. This lets us answer all the fans’ questions and theories in a big, cinematic way.” [forbes.com]
Fans of the video game series will be happy to know James A. Taylor will be back as Ratchet, David Kaye as Clank and Jim Ward as Qwark. As 2015 rolls around, the producers will work with the developers and studio to help market the film to a wider audience, including those who have yet to play the game.
What are your thoughts? Are you excited for a Ratchet and Clank movie?