Ratchet & Clank Go To The Movies
Ratchet & Clank have been with us since the PS2 days and while their latest adventures have been a little lacklustre, we still love them and most of anybody who owned a PS2 remembers these characters fondly. Transition now to the dingy world of game to film adaptations and all the ugliness that comes with those abominations and picture the lovable duo thrust onto the silver screen. It may not end well.
As you may have gathered, there is a film adaptation of Ratchet & Clank coming in 2015 but it’s being approached a little differently to any other film based on a game. It will be an animated film which allows developer Insomniac to be involved quite intimately with the film’s production along with Rainmaker Studios which has produced Escape From Planet Earth and a host of straight to DVD animations.
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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.”
It could definitely be one of those family feature films that us grown ups can actually enjoy but it could so easily go wrong. That said, Insomniac’s influence should help it greatly. Above is a teaser for the movie.