Insomniac Games announced today that Ratchet & Clank are coming to the big screen. Yes, a Ratchet & Clank movie is now in the works and planned for release in 2015. Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment are in production to bring one of PlayStation's biggest and best franchises to life. Add in that Ratchet & Clank's writer in recent years, T.J. Fixman, will be penning the script, and fans should take heart that this movie is dedicated to the franchise.
Insomniac Community Lead James Stevenson answers the question we've all been asking:
"One of the biggest questions we’ve gotten in the last few years is 'When are you going to make a Ratchet & Clank movie?' 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."
Rainmaker Entertainment, the animation studio behind the Ratchet & Clank movie, maybe be better known to some as Mainframe Entertainment -- the studio behind Saturday morning hits like ReBoot and Beast Wars: Transformers. In recent years, the studio is better known for its Barbie movie, though they've also dabbled in game trailers for titles like 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand and WET. Only recently have they jumped to the big screen with 2013's Escape from Planet Earth.
It seems Insomniac has gone to great lengths to make sure any Ratchet & Clank movie would retain the spirit and nature of the games, and that they'd be as involved as much as possible to ensure it. 2015 may be a ways away, but if this announcement trailer is any indicator, these guys know what they're doing.
To celebrate the announcement, all Ratchet & Clank games on PSN will be on sale the week of April 30, with more details to come. Also, hopefully more details on Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault and Ratchet: Deadlocked.
PS, lets be honest here. I get it. Qwark is funny to kids. He's not so funny to me. The less of him in the movie, the better. I'll suffer the trailers for now, though.