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Ratchet & Clank movie coming to theaters in 2015, teaser trailer released

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Sony's PlayStation exclusive Ratchet & Clank is finally getting a movie. Given the series' slapstick humor and intriguing sci-fi setting we have to wonder why this wasn't done sooner. Then again, when you look at how most games-turned-movies turn out, you begin to understand.
 
"The truth is, we’ve wanted to do a movie for a long time! Ratchet & Clank’s action, humor and galaxy-spanning adventures have really been the basis for a fantastic game series, and we think it’d translate perfectly to the big screen," said Insomniac Games senior community manager James Stevenson. Ratchet & Clank's first cinematic adventure will be a production of Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment.

Game developer Insomniac will play "a hands-on role with the film’s production, screenplay, character development, and animation consulting." Additionally, T.J. Fixman -- writer of all recent Ratchet & Clank games -- is handling the script for the film as well. Below is a brief plot outline.

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.
 

Tags: Ratchet & Clank, Sony

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